Articles worth reading

Bill on 5-year PRC ID validity advances in the House

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed on the third and final reading a measure providing for a five-year validity period of the professional identification cards issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), a...

75 LGUs receive P13 million each to improve water systems 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

A total of 75 local government units (LGUs) nationwide will each get PHP13.33 million to fund the further improvement of their water systems, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a...

Senator Jinggoy Estrada

Estrada pushes amnesty grant to rebels 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday recommended the Senate's concurrence to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s proclamations granting amnesty to rebels and insurgents to encourage them to give up their fight, according to a report by...

Metro Opinion

Change is coming

account_balanceMetro Opinion account_circleLeigh Bellosillo chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Sounds familiar?

Yes, it is. Way back close to seven years ago today, this was the campaign slogan of the incoming President Duterte, described to be the oldest to be elected @71 but has worked in “all three branches of government.” Change is also the anchor word of the 2008 presidential campaign slogan of Barack Obama.

In today's setting, it is highly likely that there’ll be changes in Junior’s official family as the one-year election prohibition against defeated politicians draws near.


Topping the list of those who run and lost in the 2022 national election is senatorial-loser Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan. @75, Gringo tagged as a “cashiered” military officer, who led a number of unsuccessful coup d’etat against President Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino.

While Gringo played a key role in overthrowing the 20-year repressive rule of Junior’s father 37 years back, now it is rumoured that the former senator will be returning to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

It’s relatively unclear if the incumbent DICT Secretary Ivan John E. Uy, an IT expert who conceptualized the country’s digital strategy, is, altogether, related to presidential legal counsel, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE).

Why? Let me fill you in on this: spelled out, the E. in Uy’s is Enrile. As the old folks would usually say, there are only a few Enriles in the country and pretty sure, they’re “kamag-anak” incorporated.


But, history tells us that Gringo was the close lieutenant of JPE during the 1986 EDSA People Power’s Revolt 1986 that overthrew the Senior. Such a twist and turn!

There’s another change forthcoming, this time in the Department of Interior and Local Government.  Reaching my view deck is the speculation that entertainer-turned-politician Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto, who ran for the vice president position but lost to Sara Duterte, is being offered to head DILG vice current Secretary Benjamin “Benjur” C. Abalos, Jr.

It’s unclear, however, what’s wrong with the management style of both Uy and Abalos. One Palace insider believed that Uy, in particular, is doing a great job. Though, some have this aghast feeling that scam and phishing continue to be on the upswing. Just the other day, this social engineering tactic has victimized Gcash users.

Borrowing the words of Junior: “well, we’ll see,” how the situation at the Palace develops.

date_rangeDate Published
9 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Mayor Honey Empowers 200 Students with Career Guidance at RAHS

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Approximately 200 students at Ramon Avancena High School recently benefited from a Career Guidance Orientation organized by the Manila City Government, led by Mayor Dra. Honey Lacuna-Pangan, through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in coll...

Marcos names new LWUA chief

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. appointed lawyer Jose Moises Salonga on February 19 as the new Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) chief, replacing Homer Revil, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Salonga graduated from A...

Higher NAIA terminal fees expected with privatization

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode18 hours ago

The terminal fee at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) may increase following the privatization of its operations. Other fees may also rise such as aeronautical fees and rental fees, which in turn may lead to a hike in airfares, according ...

Explore The Exciting Betting Opportunities with The 1xbet App

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 days ago

Want to know what opportunities the 1xbet app brings to the table? We will show you everything in this interesting piece. Introducing the 1xbet app – one of a comprehensive betting platforms that offers the majority of sports and casino betting...

Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature