Category Archives: Val Abelgas

The mighty Speaker

By Val G. Abelgas POWER corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely. This tenet has never been more evident than in the recent actions by the House of Representatives led by its Speaker,

Trump just wouldn’t listen

By Val G. Abelgas IN AN apparent attempt to please his voter base, President Donald Trump pulled out the United States from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and turned America from

Tyranny: The signs are clear

By Val G. Abelgas FOR THE umpteenth time, Malacanang spokesmen had to explain and tone down what President Duterte had casually told soldiers just a few days after declaring martial law in

Playing with fire

By Val G. Abelgas THE rejection of $280 million in grants from the European Union last week and the visits of President Duterte to China and Russia in a two-week span validated

Napoles should not be spared

By Val G. Abelgas THE tradeoff looks rather obvious. After Solicitor General Jose Calida appealed to the Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim

Deadly drug war doesn’t work

By Val G. Abelgas IN September last year, President Duterte sent PNP chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa to Colombia to see “how they won the war on drugs.” Apparently, De