‘Siguradong sahod’ to substantially reduce poverty

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT (Part 3 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party If I were the next President, my overarching program is to substantially reduce poverty. There are several aspects to this great undertaking. I will deal first with what I call providing “Siguradong Sahod” to a targeted … More ‘Siguradong sahod’ to substantially reduce poverty

General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Part II

After the revolt of South America and Mexico from Spain, the Philippines became Spain’s richest possession, and the spirit of colonial exploitation grew. In 1896 the Filipinos, led by Emilio Aguinaldo, revolted. Reforms, as promised by the Spaniards in the Pact of Biak-Na-Bato, were very slow in coming, and small bands of rebels, distrustful of … More General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Part II

Containing COVID-19

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT  (Part 2 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party As President, I will devote my whole six-year term to provide a much more effective, efficient, decisive and widely focused national leadership with the primary objective of transforming the Filipino nation into a fair, just, equitable … More Containing COVID-19

General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Part 1

Not generally known are the historical facts that Miguel Malvar succeeded Aguinaldo as president of the Philippine Republic, the last revolutionary general to lay down his arms in the war against Spain, and the last Filipino rebel to surrender to the Americans. Malvar was born in Barrio San Miguel, Santo Tomas, Batangas, on September 27, … More General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Part 1

Protection of Philippine Rights on the West Philippine Sea

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT… By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party (First of a series) As President, I will devote my whole six-year term to transform Philippine governance and Philippine society into an inclusive, fair and shared economy. The centerpiece and overarching program of that transformation will be the substantial reduction, if … More Protection of Philippine Rights on the West Philippine Sea

If I were the next President, what would you do with the West Philippine Sea?

Photo Credit: Wikimedia.org. The Chinese on the West Philippine Sea is a very hot topic in the Philippines right now. With the election coming in 2022, President Duterte is under pressure to defend his stand on China’s ignoring the 2016 Arbitral victory of the Philippines. In Philippine law, the West Philippine Sea refers only to … More If I were the next President, what would you do with the West Philippine Sea?

Magellan Introduced Christianity to the Philippines 500 years ago

Islam predated the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines by at least a century and a half. Towards the end of the fourteenth century, Muslim missionaries from Islamic countries of Malaysia and Indonesia brought Islam to the southern Philippines, even reaching Palawan, Mindoro, and Luzon’s east coast, notably Maynila (the present-day Manila). With Islamicized communities … More Magellan Introduced Christianity to the Philippines 500 years ago