May 15, 2022 in Punchline

Marcos, not governance, as the central issue

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IN my book, the 2022 elections were perhaps the next most stressful and emotional political event in the country, next to the 1986 People Power. The level of partisanship this year hit the roof, and the common factor in both was about the Marcoses. In…
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May 9, 2022 in Punchline

Loving mothers today, tomorrow

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   SEEING how hectic preparations were being made for yesterday’s series of miting de abanse by candidates, I wonder how many cared to remember to prepare for the celebration of Mother’s Day today, May 8, which in my book is one of the most important days…
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May 2, 2022 in Punchline

My wannabe senators

By Ermin Garcia Jr.    ALLOW me to share names of wannabe senators who I know will make a difference for us given their track records. Of course, Alan Cayetano (14)! For good governance, livelihood and education. Consider: Harry Roque (54) for justice, international, domestic laws. Minguita Padilla (48) for…
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April 25, 2022 in Punchline

LTFRB-MMDA conspiracy for NLET continues

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   JUST when we thought the worst was over for our families that have been long separated by the pandemic after the IATF rescinded its resolution that required provincial buses operating in the region to use North Luzon Express Terminal (NLET) in Bocaue, here comes a…
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April 17, 2022 in Punchline

When hubris results in graft

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE filing of the graft cases vs. Mayor Brian Lim and eight other city officials did not come as a surprise to many. Given how the city government was run since the Lim administration (and the barkada) took over, I knew it would only be…
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