His first act as Agriculture Secretary

His first act as Agriculture Secretary

It was the surprise announcement that followed his assumption to office as president. Nobody expected Bongbong Marcos to appoint himself as secretary of agriculture, a portfolio that he had neither previous experience nor aptitude on.Less than a week later, what could...
Let’s talk about ‘malice’

Let’s talk about ‘malice’

The 6th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary defines malice as “ill will or spite and speaks not in response to duty but merely to injure the reputation of the person defamed, and implies an intention to do ulterior and unjustifiable harm. Malice is bad faith or bad...
China’s empty promises

China’s empty promises

Only a few days after Chinese leader Xi Jinping promised to “find a solution” that would allow Filipino fishermen to go to its traditional fishing grounds in the South China Sea, China’s law enforcement vessels drove local fishermen away from Ayungin Shoal. There was...
Marcos’s independent foreign policy

Marcos’s independent foreign policy

In an interview with an international economic newspaper during his trip to Davos, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said his government wanted to step up its security cooperation with its long-time military ally, the United States. Marcos told the international economic newspaper...
Farm mismanagement: Onion crisis

Farm mismanagement: Onion crisis

  “It’s time for Ferdinand Marcos Jr to give up his position as agriculture secretary. He is a big failure. Costs of agricultural products had not only risen but there were also supply shortages.”   Onions are now flooding wet markets and supermarkets...
Does he have what it takes?

Does he have what it takes?

If you ask me, there is almost a schizophrenic nature to the President’s search for investments. Schizophrenic in the sense that illusion seems to have been mistaken for hope, despair for the appearance of being gung-ho. While I wouldn’t go so far as to assume that...