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PNP asks ICC to respect PH sovereignty

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to respect the country's sovereignty and acknowledge the capacity of its judicial system, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. PNP chief ...

Bill proposes new ways to earn college degree

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The House higher and technical education panel on Monday approved a bill institutionalizing the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP), which allows professionals to earn a bachelor's degree without going throu...

EcoWaste issues warning on underarm whitening creams with mercury content

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The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition has sounded the alarm over mercury exposure through the use of two “made in Thailand” underarm whitening creams. “Our investigation shows that toxic mercury is also present in some cosme...

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Of Twang, Oxymoron and Citizenship

chrome_reader_modeDecember 27, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I have no quarrel with the recent appointee, the newest drumbeater of Junior. It was just that I was somehow startled by the introduction of Atty. Cheloy Garafil, Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) Officer-in-charge Cheloy Garafil, that Daphne Oseña-Paez is the Palace’s “pr...

Wha happened

chrome_reader_modeDecember 01, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Just to be mischievous, sometimes in the text exchanges, I would inquire wha happened on a serious topic to get various reactions. This time though, my query on wha happened is as real it can be. I am talking about this news going around the social media platform about a certain member of the poli...

Movements

chrome_reader_modeNovember 21, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Roughly a month ago, this corner broke the news of the imminent changes in the stewardship of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with incumbent Commissioner Lilia Guillermo’s transfer to the Department of Finance and Deputy Commissioner Romeo Lumagui, Jr. taking her stead. Well, there you g...

Counting the Journey

chrome_reader_modeNovember 14, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

From my observation deck, Junior is seemingly following the footsteps of former President, now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In his less than five months in office, Junior has gone to five countries: state visits to Indonesia and Singapore; working visits to the US for the United Nati...

Changes

chrome_reader_modeOctober 17, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I must admit that I am no fan of Junior. I was in my formative years when Senior reigned the country. Despite my aversion, I duly acknowledge his positive actions like engaging or transferring Atty. Cheloy V. Garfil from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to the Office of the P...

New Era

chrome_reader_modeOctober 14, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I am not talking about the university associated with a religious group, which most of the country’s national politicians seek endorsement from during the election session because it’s known for delivering the so-called herd-votes. And, I hope they’re not too zealous as I may be o...

Of Titles and Entitlement

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 29, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Titles accord the bearer a sense of respect, not because people like the holder but simply because of respect to the position. Accordingly, respect is earned, not outrightly given. For some who serve the government, they believe that the title they hold is an entitlement, which under the existing e...

Of Resignation and Recycling

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Was it only 79 days? Barely a little over two months and a half, not even way past the first 100 days of his administration and already, it’s showing signs that the house of cards is slowly falling apart. The latest crumble is the resignation of President Junior’s executive secretary Vi...

The Swings

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 05, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

President Junior left yesterday for a two-nation swing with Indonesia as the first stop, his inaugural/ state visit since he took the reign of Malacanang, after which he goes to the island state of Singapore. Junior’s drumbeaters tagged the visit to Indonesia and Singapore underscores the sig...

No Relief in Sight

chrome_reader_modeAugust 22, 2022 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Good things come to an end. The downward path in the prices of petroleum products was a temporary bliss. This week, the direction was reversed, pump prices ticked up once more. And no matter the assurance from Junior’s economic team that the government is doing its utmost to tame inflation, t...

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