Political factotums

They have been jockeying and they will continue to jockeying until the last minute of this administration for positions in government or in government controlled corporations (GOCCs). Usually such characters could not compete in the private sector. Not all of them though. Some have actually well-established or big businesses but they want to be in government positions in order to […]

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New kid in town

So many Benguet people are now confused with their own ilk. The reason is, it appears that so many of their local leaders are endorsing the caretaker congressman in his run for the Lower House. We can only surmise the reason, his having brought in a lot of infrastructure projects. That translates to a lot of money that got into […]

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Harnessing the social media

The oft repeated warning that we are not yet out of the woods is very true with respect to Covid-19. Better still, for us where calamities always happen, we should develop the attitude that we are never out of the woods. Either we are facing a pandemic, or an epidemic. Then there is that yea-round problem—malnutrition due to poverty. We […]

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The politicians were there

True to form, the politicians were there at the head offices of Beneco when it was forcibly taken over by a mob of employees and their sympathizers. The city mayor was there, center stage. Well, it was a vote-getting appearance. We said it before, and we say it again. So many people are going hungry. It is on account of […]

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Who will be Baguio’s next mayor?

So far, as of press time, there were only two who filed their certificates of candidacy for mayor of Baguio City—the incumbent mayor Benjie Magalong and former Mayor and Congressman Mauricio Domogan. What’s going for Domogan is certainly his long stints as congressman and mayor of Baguio City– for a total of more than 20 years. Those enabled him to […]

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Same dogs with different collars

As the last day of filing certificates of candidacy nears, everybody is preoccupied with questions on who will be filing, for what positions, and where. The real nature of our politics is already starting to surface. A number of political parties are now on the prowl for actors and actresses to join their ranks as candidates. Such people will have […]

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Blaming the first world

President Duterte castigated the wealthy nations before the UN for their selfishness in sharing Covid-19 vaccines to poor nations. He said, it was wrong and immoral. How can it be wrong when it was the people themselves in poor countries who, due to their cowardice and stupidity, have selected their leaders or allowed them to exploit and impoverish them? Most […]

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