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A huge help

WITH the rising costs of goods and services in this manpower-exporting but impoverished nation, which is teeming with jobless and underemployed people, what can P500 buy these days? Not much, according to a beneficiary of the government’s pension plan for…

Climate change

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THE Filipino people should all welcome the implementation of various government programs aimed at addressing the growing threats and likely impacts of climate change. For one, these programs show the government’s resolve to deal decisively with extreme weather conditions, according…

Wiretapping drug lords

WIRETAPPING suspected drug personalities has become even more imperative with the continued proliferation of shabu, marijuana and other habit-forming substances in the country. Of course, this is not surprising in a country where many local government officials, notably barangay or…

No culture of impunity

CRIMINALITY, along with illegal drugs and corruption in government offices, has long been a major problem in the Philippines, an impoverished nation of more than 100 million people. Since day one of the Duterte administration, the PNP and other law…

A call for discernment

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The nation stands uneasily at a crossroad. The people are caught between what appears to be an irresistible force and an immovable object. We refer to the opposing forces of Charter change and federalism on one hand and the defenders…

Help workers

THE country’s regional wage boards (RWBs) would do well to move now -- and fast -- in providing private sector workers immediate relief from the skyrocketing costs of basic goods and services. Despite the rising prices of almost everything in…

No more capricious cuts

Fast to cut, slow to restore. This is a common character of most service utilities, and they have been allowed to get away with the patently unjust, unfair, unreasonable, arbitrary, and outrageous business practice. Quite thankfully, their abusive ways are…

OSS for the poor and sick

Accessing emergency medical assistance from the government used to be a tedious time-consuming and tiresome process. Now, the whole exercise is a breeze for all aid seekers with the establishment of a one-stop shop for the purpose. Such help, henceforth,…

Erring local execs

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MANY well-meaning Filipinos, including the ordinary citizens across the country, believe that some local government officials are still involved in graft and corruption and illegal drug activities. This, despite the fact that these public servants know full well that eradicating…

Drug smuggling

TWO years after President Duterte ordered an all-out war against the drug menace, the dreaded “drug monster” continues to terrorize the Filipino people, especially the youth. For that reason, everybody should welcome the signing of an agreement among three state…

Universal healthcare

PRESIDENT Duterte has certified as urgent a bill providing universal healthcare to all Filipinos, giving his administration another boost in the eyes of the public, particularly the poorest of the poor. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, a former member of the…

Drug-using cops

THE presence of a few drug addicts and other rotten eggs in the 180,000-member Philippine National Police (PNP) continues to tarnish the image of the country’s top law enforcement agency. But the good news is that the crackdown against drug-using…

PRC drive vs leptos

IT is usually in troubled times, like man-made and natural disasters, that the people, notably the poor, want the government and the private sector to work in unison to help affected residents. Thus, it is not surprising that the Philippine…

Maximum tolerance

NO less than President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military and the police to exercise maximum tolerance towards street marchers and protesters during his third State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on July 23. This only shows that with Duterte in Malacañang, the…

Can’t do sans SALN

Just how difficult is it to comply with a very basic requirement? If you are currently employed in government or had worked for a public agency in the past, it is presumed that you have submitted your statement of assets…
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