SUSPECT LOYALTY

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DOTr) gets another rebuff from Congress when members of House committee on transportation deliberating on proposed emergency powers bill to solve expressed their disappointment on the agency’s insufficient justifications and lack of comprehensive plan for the requested measure. 

This is the second insult heaped on Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade by the lawmakers from the Lower House who earlier raised the issue of his suspect loyalty after his choices of subalterns for several sensitive posts in the department turned out to be mostly identified with and were working for business conglomerate Ayala and MVP Groups of…

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DUTERTE GAMBIT

IN CHESS, a gambit is an opening in which a player offers a piece with the hope of achieving an advantageous tactical position.

An entry in Wikipedia said the word "gambit" was originally applied to chess openings in 1561 by Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura, from an Italian expression dare il gambetto (to put a leg forward in order to trip someone). 

Lopez studied this maneuver, and so the Italian word gained the Spanish form gambito that led to French gambit, which has influenced the English spelling of the word. 

Gambits are often said to be 'offered'…

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WORLD’S TOP DIRTY MONEY LAUNDRY SHOP

 

Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency could not have come at a most appropriate time, the country reeling from so much crime and disorder, in our streets and even in our economic boardrooms. 

His humble self-rating of 6, in a scale of 1 to 10, on his performance in the first 100 days, speaks volumes of his own expectations in correcting the ills in our country, in governance in particular and society in general. 

His fight against drug abuse has caught world attention. Even when some foreign institutions view these, his efforts, with disdain and contempt, three fourths of Filipinos…

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A+ FOR FIRST 100 DAYS

President Rody Duterte’s popularity continues to soar and almost every Filipino trusts him, giving him an almost perfect grade in his handling of the country in the first 100 days of his administration.

Latest public trust survey says Duterte hangs on to his 92 percent trust level even amidst warnings of an economy that may wobble due to currency pressures from advanced countries.

In the first 100 days, Duterte earned a trust level never achieved before by a new President. “This is a record in terms of the fact that almost every Filipino trusts him and at the same time…

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SIX YEARS AND GOING

By Ray L. Junia, Publisher

OpinYon is not an ordinary newspaper that you get to grab in your neighborhood newsstands or delivered to your doorsteps every morning. 

Rather it takes a stand on issues. It is not obligated to be objective even as it tries to be balanced. That is the character of this paper. 

 

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT

What is OpinYon’s biggest achievement in the past six years? 

That OpinYon is still in circulation, still on the shelves of National Bookstores, Power Books and Fully Booked, certainly makes us proud and we would rank as our biggest…

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