DR. DANTE A. ANG

By
7

(Second of a series on the NFA) The Thai Embassy has allegedly rebuffed a high-ranking National Food Authority official and two senior officials of Seabridge, a shipping firm, for their offer to handle the logistics requirements for the importation of rice from Thailand, The Manila Times learned on Monday. The…

By
10

Is NFA Administrator Jason Laureano Y. Aquino just naïve or part of the cabal? For the past few weeks, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco and Aquino were at loggerheads over the issue of rice importation specifically whether or not to extend the import permits that had expired on February 28,…

By
36

Allow me to put in perspective my article “US ex-envoy plotting Duterte fall” (Tuesday, December 27), before a molehill morphs into a mountain, which could unfairly turn public sentiment against the US government for all the wrong reasons. The alleged Goldberg blueprint to “undermine Duterte” is only in the realm…

By
132

LISBON, PORTUGAL: The Philippines may be in for another rough ride in 2017. Not only did former United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg leave the Philippines with a legacy of fractured relations between the two countries, he allegedly left behind a “blueprint to undermine Duterte,” a strategic recommendation ostensibly to the…

By
11

That was the question I asked former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sometime in mid-2001 while serving as her Senior Presidential Consultant on Public Relations. It was an honorific, P1-a-year position. I posited that question to the President in the face of the alarming number of kidnapping incidents victimizing mostly Filipino-Chinese and…

ANALYSIS

By
26

TOKYO, JAPAN: What makes President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tick? What is it about him that despite his vulgar and profane language and unpresidential demeanor, his popularity and the people’s trust in him have not diminished? A caveat: I am neither a medical practitioner nor a psychiatrist so that my opinion…

By
1

THE HACIENDA Luisita Farmer-Worker-Beneficiaries (FWBs) are getting restless. They face an uncertain future. Dark clouds hang over their heads. Despite the clear language of the three Supreme Court decisions in as many petitions sustaining the 1996 Conversion Order covering 500 hectares, DAR officials—past and present—were stricken by paralysis. They have…