Marcos: Private help needed to ‘green’ economy

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. called on the private sector to help in the “greening” of the economy, calling the building of resiliency to climate change a top administration priority. Government agencies, private companies, non-government organizations, and the academic community must work together “to steer our practices and systems towards a greener direction,” Mr. Marcos […]

Editorial: Presidential insensitivity

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. deserves criticism for his trip to Singapore over the weekend to watch the Formula One Grand Prix, the highest level of international racing. His unannounced non-state visit to the Southeast Asian city-state in less than a month came in the wake of Typhoon Karding (Noru), which killed a dozen people […]

Groups seek concrete steps from Marcos on climate crisis, rights

PHILIPPINE-BASED groups on Thursday said President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. failed to substantiate his climate change talk at the United Nations General Assembly, adding that he also fell short of discussing the country’s human rights situation. Jon Bonifacio, national director of Kalikasan People’ Network, a coalition of green groups, said Mr. Marcos needs to lay […]

Former Agri chief returns to department as undersecretary 

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Monday named a new Agriculture undersecretary, who previously headed the department, days after a controversy on sugar importation broke out.   In a Facebook post, Mr. Marcos said he appointed Domingo F. Panganiban as Agriculture undersecretary.  Mr. Panganiban served as agriculture secretary in 2001 under the administration of Joseph E. […]

Philippines told to come up with plan amid US-China tensions

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter POLITICAL analysts on Sunday urged the government to craft a contingency plan to help the Philippines withstand possible shocks from escalating tensions between the United States and China over Taiwan. Both countries would likely intensify diplomatic offensives to “consolidate regional opinion behind them,” Herman Joseph S. Kraft, who heads […]

In the name of the Father 

By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento  MOVIE REVIEW Maid in Malacañang  Directed by Darryl Yap  The Big Reveal in the controversial and much-talked-about Maid in Malacañang (MIM) comes in Chapter 8, also titled “Maid in Malacañang.” All the months of buzz had it that this account of the last 72 hours of Pamilya Marcos Sr. in the Palace, would be told from the […]

Ball of confusion

By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento Movie Review Katips Directed by Vince Tañada KATIPS, the movie version of the 2016 ALIW-award winning stage play, written and directed by Atty. Vince Tañada, has brought home a bucket-load of FAMAS gold. The film has unexpectedly discombobulating messages beyond its hippy dippy depictions of grim and determined activists from the […]

Editorial: FVR

Holed up in military headquarters Camp Aguinaldo on Feb. 22, 1986 were Deputy Chief of Staff Fidel V. Ramos and Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile. The two officials held a press conference and announced that they had broken ties with President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., whom they accused of committing electoral fraud that year to stay […]

Tell it to SunStar: Marcos Jr.’s first Sona

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, July 25, 2022 skirted civil and political rights issues such as extrajudicial killings, political prisoners, press freedom, disinformation, peace talks, death penalty, failed domestic accountability mechanisms, and justice for victims of human rights violations during the Duterte administration that are under […]

3 Cebu lawmakers bare wishes

TWO Cebu City legislators are expecting President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to talk about pandemic recovery and economic improvement plan in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, July 25, 2022.Cebu City South District Rep. Eduardo “Edu” Rama told SunStar Cebu Sunday, July 24, that he wanted to hear the plans of […]