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Leigh Bellosillo

Startling News and Its Effect

chrome_reader_modeAugust 16, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Over the past weeks, social media has been inundated with news of significant and important personalities who have moved on from this temporal world. Their leaving could be comparable to the passing of an era – President Fidel “Tabacco” Ramos, Cherie Gil dubbed as La Primera Contr...

Shake Up and More

chrome_reader_modeAugust 03, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Executive Secretary Victor “Vic” Rodriguez is out of the prying eyes of the mainstream media covering the Palace. The humming sound reverberating around Malacanang Palace grounds is that the Little President, as the executive secretary is so-called, has been temporarily sidelined becaus...

FVR Passed On

chrome_reader_modeJuly 31, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Former President Fidel “FVR” V. Ramos passed. “The Ramos family is profoundly saddened to announce the passing on of former President Fidel Valdez Ramos,” said the late president’s grandson, Sam Ramos-Jones, in an official statement.   The family statement howeve...

Missing Contra SONA

chrome_reader_modeJuly 29, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I may have missed it, but as of this writing, I haven’t read any. Instead, the drumbeaters of the Junior government took the SONA momentum on a high gear by holding, for the first time, a Post-SONA Economic Briefing. As a political journalist, I would always look forward to the day after the ...

Of Polymer and the Public

chrome_reader_modeJuly 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

The first time I encountered the word polymer was in one of my required science classes, back when I was taking up my bachelor’s degree.   I’ve forgotten all about it, and I was only reminded when the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced its decision in December last ye...

Warming the Bench

chrome_reader_modeJuly 15, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Career foreign service officers have accepted the inevitable that the secretary of their department will, almost, always, be a political appointee. Of the 35 foreign secretaries the country has had starting with Apolinario Mabini in 1899 with the title secretary of foreign relations, far and i...

Doing It Right

chrome_reader_modeJuly 06, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

This space has been and will always be upright and forthright on its views of events and issues unfolding. I don’t have a rose colored vision, could be a bit myopic at times, but still fills you in on the truth. On the positive side, I agree with Junior’s remark that “road ahead, ...

Conflicted

chrome_reader_modeJune 21, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

All is quiet on the waterfront as the saying goes. But, seriously why is the Pink Camp, the constitutionalists in their fold are not making a howler? Or is it because they are not interested in what's happening in the political arena that nobody is moving, especially when there’s a clear...

Eager Beavers

chrome_reader_modeJune 16, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

There are movements and there are movements. It’s a bit toxic at the moment in the political arena, with the old guards prepping-up for a smooth transition to the incoming department heads, though a number are not actually novice to the position. In an ideal situation and condition, a seamle...

With Reservations

chrome_reader_modeJune 01, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

While we were glued to the TV screen as the presumptive president unveils his most important appointments – the composition of his economic team – my phone kept vibrating, inundated with queries on what’s happening. In the environment world, recycling is now in vogue. This topic i...

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