Elections are over: get back to work

Whatever the result of last Monday’s elections, the return to normalcy in the province will happen before the week is over, or when the cash from vote-buying candidates run out.…

The candidates’ debate and what happens on Monday

It is better to have the candidates face the public together in a forum or debate than none at all. Both the Diskutiran Townhall Debate on April 19, 2022 and…

Of national taxes and corruption in local governments

This April 4, 2022, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) drums up its appeal for taxpayers in Catanduanes to file and pay for their 2021 Income Tax Returns before the…

Why Congressman Hector Sanchez needs to win on May 9, 2022

For some time now, many in the public expressed skepticism of Congressman Hector Sanchez’s submarine power cable proposal early in his term to link the Catanduanes island grid to the…

On doing the right thing

Last week, a post presumably made by a nurse working in a government hospital made the rounds of the social media accounts of health workers. Saying that “nursing is inherently…

It’s the voter’s choice, not the surveys’

With just two weeks into the campaign period for national posts, it appears that the presidential race is down to two horses. If one believes the surveys, the dictator’s unrepentant…

Cong. Sanchez needs to support FICELCO’s bid to recover the Balongbong hydropower plant

With the impending departure of the National Power Corporation from the Catanduanes grid, there is now added impetus for Congressman Hector Sanchez to make good on his submarine power cable…

On the controversial coverage of the Tucao ambush

Last week’s lamentably dubious coverage of the Tucao ambush by certain members of the local media highlighted the difference between traditional journalism and online journalism. In the race to be…

The most wonderful time of the year

There’s no reason to suspect Vice Governor Shirley Abundo of faking that tearful denunciation of the alleged threats to and harassment of her family, despite the fact that a week…

LGUs should start moving vs. current COVID-19 surge

Judging by the current surge in cases, it’s either Omicron is already here or the Delta variant is running rampant among the island’s population. The real score can only be…