ROLLY G. REYES

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Dick Gordon: “The public is asking what really happened. Why the rush? Was there a target date? A scintilla of doubt creates a tsunami of discredit. This is not a bridge. This is not a school. This is about the LIFE and DEATH of our children.” Mr. Senator, pieces of…

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ISSUE: Dengvaxia, a vaccine manufactured to protect hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren from dengue, may actually have put their lives at risk. Ten percent of more than 800,000 students who were injected with Dengvaxia, but did not have a prior dengue infection, now face the possibility of contracting a “severe…

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“Nagkamali po ako”: Former Health Secretary Janette Garin admits 2015 dengue vaccine talks with Sanofi in Paris. Garin had previously confirmed setting foot in Paris in May 2015 but DENIED she ever dined with Sanofi officials to discuss the Dengvaxia vaccine. She only met with the French health minister, she…

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BRIEF history of the issue: The Department of Health’s Dengue School-based Immunization Program started during the term of then Health Secretary Janette Garin, in the schoolyear 2015-2016 covering hundreds of thousands of public school pupils nine years and older enrolled in Grade IV, and administered in three six-month interval doses…

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TO protect the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court, it is the public, not the justices and the legislators, who should work to ensure that it upholds the rule of law and safeguards those liberties that make this land one of endless possibilities for all Filipinos. The Supreme Court…

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THIS year, big corporations took off their bullet-proof vests and paid their tax dues as mandated by law. Mighty Corp. paid P40 billion to settle tax deficiencies, Government takes over Mile Long complex and PAL pays P6-billion debt to the treasury. They are no match for the lion tamer residing…

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A recent movie blockbuster is very relevant to the current political landscape in the country. Only, it’s in the wrong context. The culprits apparently championed graft and corruption that resulted in the intensity of the nation’s problems, breaking the Richter scale. I now realize the meaning of the movie “A…

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I was at the Senate this Thursday, November 16 and I saw a champion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the person of Sen. Richard J. Gordon. His interpellation was about the budget for our men in uniform. True to form, he minced no words decrying the…

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TERRORISM and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries. How I wish that someday, the word “threat” will be replaced by the word “borderless peace.” Protectionism is the major stumbling block in any regional business integration. Focus should be less…

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