The Power Of Rebound

Last week, Monday, we were greeted by the news that the satisfaction and trust ratings of President Rodrigo “Digong” Roa Duterte had fallen. These happened in the quarterly surveys of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) between the second and third quarters of this year.

Critics and the Opposition were quick to grab the above as signs that the Honeymoon with the Duterte Administration was over and that the beginning of the end had started. However, we should caution everyone to study the matter closely first before drawing such conclusions.

The SWS system subtracts the negative from the positive. Then, it…

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Impeachment

Impeachment is a quasi-judicial process of removing from office certain government officials for culpable violation of the Constitution, breach of public trust, bribery and/or other high crimes. It's a political enterprise engaged in by members of the lower house acting as prosecutors, and by senators  acting as judges.

It is "political" only in the symbolic sense that the people are represented when their congressmen and senators do their impeachment chores, the technical appreciation of evidence being the concern of the legislators, not their constituents. It would thus be wrong for the solons to succumb to the pressures of public opinion,…

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   Say Goodbye To Junk Food

  

Husband and wife Michael Parayno and Joanna Ledesma decided to live in Bolinao, Pangasinan in order to enjoy a healthy lifestyle right by the seashore. Fresh air plus freshly picked fruits and vegetables right around their beachfront home. Wow, heaven on earth!

 

The Back Story

Everything was fine until their daughter was old enough to eat solid foods and snacks. Susmaryosep, wala palang healthy snacks sa mga tindahan. Puro chichirya: junk food! Ano ba yan? Kaya nga sila tumira sa probinsiya para healthy living ang pamilya nila.

Ayaw nilang ma-program ang anak nila sa junk food. Sa frustration ni…

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Are You A Journalist Or A Blogger?

By Luchie Aclan Arguelles

WRITERS seem to be confused or unsure of the hat they wear vis-à-vis their role in the universe. At one time, the Palace was inclined to give Press accreditation to bloggers. Duh!? There were utter objections from true-blue journalists who, after all, did not just mushroom from nowhere. 

So here I am writing my thoughts on this query, in the simplest terms.

In a newsroom, a would-be journalist goes through a needle’s eye to get a beat or coverage assignment. A cub reporter usually starts with police beat and evolves into a strike-everywhere, except for…

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Paraphernal and conjugal assets

IN connection with my recent article about the embattled spouses Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista and his estranged wife, Patricia Paz Bautista, I have received a few requests to elucidate on the concepts of "paraphernal" and conjugal assets.

Let it be known, however, that as I accede to do so, no allusion to the cited spouses will be intended, in deference not only to an ongoing criminal suit filed by Mr. Bautista against his wife, but also to other related suits that may thereafter arise, his possible impeachment included.

 

Assets up for grabs

Paraphernal and conjugal assets are…

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