ROLLY G. REYES

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ACCORDING to Bong Go, the special assistant to the president, his name was being dragged into the controversy due to “malicious” news reports published by two news outlets, Rappler and the Inquirer, in early January. The reports alleged that Go meddled in the P15.7billion ($310 million) frigate deal. All the…

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A good one: Pete, 9: Is it true? Dad, I heard that in China, a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries her. Roger, his father: That happens everywhere, son, everywhere. * * * The Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Office…

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HOMICIDE raps slapped on BSAIII. It is hard to defend it as an honest mistake or an action done in good faith. The Court of Appeals has issued a temporary restraining order against the Ombudsman’s suspension of four Energy Regulatory Commission commissioners. I hope the Ombudsman will not harp on…

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TRILLANES wants Senate probe. Live TV coverage is irresistible. True to form, he wants for himself an investigation in aid of grandstanding. While there is an electoral protest going on, we did not know that Comelec purchased 97,000 Smartmatic PCOS machine as approved by the Comelec en banc last December…

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Why are so many of us—and not just in the West, but out here in Asia as well—are having so much trouble coming to terms with the idea of a strong China? Let me enumerate some myths and facts about China. Has China ever invaded another country? Browsing Chinese history,…

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ROBREDO raises questions on Cha-cha, welcomes appointment of consultative committee. Here we go again. Neither here or there. While raising questions, she is seen entertaining thoughts of approval if the consultative committee finds the change is really needed. Confusing street signs. * * * Dengvaxia updates: ‘2 more kids dead,…

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News: “UN human rights experts called on the Philippine government on Thursday to allow independent news website Rappler to operate, voicing concern at rising rhetoric against voices critical of President Rodrigo Duterte. The statement was issued by David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and…

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Questions on Dengvaxia that the public wants to know: Did Sanofi lie about the quality of the vaccine? Did DoH exert enough study and research before buying the product? Why did DoH allocate such a huge part of its budget for Dengvaxia when they are fully aware that there are…

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Political conflict is like a huge Corrida De Torros. You get confused about who is the real bully – the bull itself or the toreador or tornero? Or the spectators who pay good money to see blood spilled on the ground? Are we the los picadores who taunt both…

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ACCORDING to Article 16, Section 11 of the Constitution, “the ownership and management of mass media shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines.” It is common knowledge that a free press is indispensable in a democratic society. The government may not interfere with what people say or write and,…

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