Five Cs of leadership

By: Edgar Mana-ay LAST week was the start of the filing of candidacy for those interested to run for the May 2019 election. At stake are senatorial, congressional, gubernatorial, mayorship, and councilor positions all over the country. Again, the ordinary person on the street will be bombarded with propaganda and promotion by candidates who will always […]


TAKING over Baciwa. I am shifting the focus of our discussion on the water crisis of Bacolod because of the speed with which the set-up and planned takeover of the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) needs to be brought forward. This is necessary so the concessionaires be forewarned and hopefully stop this from happening, aside […]

Be ready for the debate

“I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.”- Margaret Thatcher NEW YORK CITY – Unknown to many people, Ilonggo senatorial candidate Mel Carreon, the object of ridicule and laughter from characters who didn’t take his candidacy in the past elections seriously, […]

Governance Model Innovation

AFTER a heated debate among members of President Duterte’s cabinet, the decision has been harsh to some: opening the importation of rice. Such option is optimal if many must survive with the 6.7% inflation rate (recorded in September, 2018) impacting the decency and sanity of citizens. There is a moral dilemma in choosing between the […]

Constructive, destructive

WE need to know the character of our human acts, i.e., those acts that we do knowingly and willingly. In other words, human acts are those we do freely, for which we are therefore responsible. They have to be distinguished from the acts of man which are those we do by instinct and by other […]

Bitter lesson

A BARGAIN with the devil only leads to destruction and downfall. Harry Roque learned this bitter lesson in life too late. Harry Roque, a former human rights lawyer harboring senatorial ambition struck a Faustian bargain with Du30 believing it is a good career move. Now Roque has a rude and harsh awakening – he made […]