PolWonk is a conjugation of three words policy, political and wonk which, in various aspects have been associated with the career and training she had over the years. PolWonk sums up her interests and advocacies. It is a weekly column, appearing every Fridays, in The Lobbyist

PolWonk is a conjugation of three words policy, political and wonk which, in various aspects have been associated with the career and training she had over the years. PolWonk sums up her interests and advocacies. It is a weekly column, appearing every Fridays, in The Lobbyist.
 

Anonymous, off-the-record, not authorized to talk and no attribution are just some of the ways to hide the use of multiple sources in writing news. 

 "SN 312 should be part of the so-called Legacy Agenda of President Duterte."

 "Foreign policy is made and laid out by the president, not the Defense Secretary or the Foreign Affairs Secretary."

"[T]here is the issue of sovereign right viz sovereignty over Benham."

 Internet connection is king

Why not make mandatory for all candidates to say, “I approve of this message” in all their ads whether paid personally or by the party.

Because Congress has decided to limit its authority to the grant of franchise, it has delimited its exercise of police power over franchisees.

The primary objective of all grants of franchise is to benefit the public; the rights or interests of the franchisee, are secondary.

A policy wonk is a “person who studies or develops strategies and policies, especially one who has a keen interest in and aptitude for technical details.

THERE is not much noise (cheers or boos) when PRRD signed the executive order on the Freedom of Information (FOI) morning last Sunday. There was not much fanfare.

LEADERS and sectoral groups have been calling for a change in the 1987 Constitution. Initially, the call was to amend the economic provisions and ease foreign ownership in key industries prohibited by the Constitution.

THERE are two defining events in the horizon this week: the continuous purging and surrender of peddlers of illegal drugs and the ruling of the UN tribunal on the West Philippine Sea.