Former Speaker Of The House Jose C. De Venecia Jr.

The President’s SONA; remembering a Vietnamese leader and old friend

All roads lead to the House of Representatives tomorrow, July 22, for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA). 

A daughter’s homecoming

Our New York-based daughter Leslie recently took a break from her fast-paced life as writer-editor and journeyed to Manila and our home province, Pangasinan, which offered her a serene and nostalgic retreat into her roots.

A pivotal month for global politics

July 2024 has been a pivotal month for global politics, with the elections in the United Kingdom, France, and Iran. These elections have the potential to reshape international relations and impact global peace in profound ways. Diplomatic efforts, trade policies, and security strategies adopted by these countries will reverberate through the global community, affecting everything from economic stability and peacekeeping efforts.

A partnership for peace and shared prosperity in Asia

In a world marred by conflicts and geopolitical tensions, the pursuit of peace remains a paramount objective for nations and organizations alike. In Asia, a region characterized by its diversity and dynamic political landscapes, the collaboration between regional organizations can play a crucial role in fostering stability and harmony. One such promising alliance could be between the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). This partnership holds a significant potential for promoting peace and development across the region.

Dagupan City: Resilience and renewal at 77

Last June 20, our hometown Dagupan City marked its 77th founding anniversary, a milestone that invites both celebration and reflection. Dagupan has faced, and overcome, tremendous challenges, emerging each time with a renewed sense of resilience and community spirit.