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OFW remittances

GOVERNMENT authorities, including lawmakers, acknowledge that the multi-billion-peso manpower export industry remains a major pillar of the still struggling local economy. But what worries more and more people, particularly the millions of jobseekers, is the declining dollar remittances from overseas…

Concern for cops

AT a time when prices of goods are going beyond the reach of the poor, what can P25 million do to meet the medical needs of sick and wounded members of the Philippine National Police (PNP)? Very much, according to…

Federalism’s promise

Contrary to what doomsayers say, Charter Change and the shift to a federal form of government would unleash a tremendous force that would detonate regional economic booms and propel national development.Policy autonomy and financial empowerment of proposed federated units would…

Reforming the PNP

THE continued involvement of some police officers and men in criminal activities has thrust out front anew the need to reform and modernize the 190,000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP). That’s why there’s now a move in Congress to hasten the…

Serve seized rice

This is one case where the use of fruits of illicit operations for moral or humanitarian goals or purposes is justified. It should not be a hard moral choice for the government to donate basic and vital commodities like food,…

All-weather capability

Climate change or global warming is now a certified fiscal concern.The main reason is that changing climate patterns are constant environmental reality.Increasingly severe storms, extended routs, and melting polar ice caps because of industrial exhausts and influence have been blamed…

A healthy debate

MANY quarters want to believe that the move to shift to federalism hinges on the greater consideration that it should benefit the country and the people, particularly the poorest of the poor. That is why the army of federalism advocates,…

This sub’s for you

It is the last missing component of the country’s naval defense infrastructure—submarines. Any self-respecting navy must have subs as a key frontline maritime protection and security vessel. The acquisition of subs by the Philippine Navy had been a long, elusive…

Protect the environment

WITH the worsening of climate change as a result of society’s continued addiction to fossil fuels, the national government would do well to pursue its pro-environment policies. And it is certainly heartening to know that no less than President Duterte…

Missile-armed PN

Self-propelled projectiles have been standard naval defensive weapons for a long time. However, missiles are fairly recent acquisitions by the Philippine Navy which is going into over drive to modernize its fleet, weapons and ammunitions, and communications and surveillance systems…

Move the money!

Of course, it is an orchestral act. Economic managers must always calibrate and synchronize their policy maneuvers to achieve a coherent economic goals and outcomes. This is the fastest way to achieve sound economic fundamental. The size and speed of…

SPED teachers

THE increasing number of children with special needs in various parts of the country provides a major challenge for government authorities tasked to advance the interests of these youngsters. Truth is, concerned state offices and agencies ought to marshal their…

Search for peace

AFTER decades of violence, uncertainty, hunger and poverty, President Duterte’s signing of the historic Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is seen to transform Mindanao into a flourishing region. But despite the signing of the landmark legislation, various quarters, including government officials…

Federalism in essence

It is a basic human or natural instinct. People are generally averse to any new concept or unfamiliar idea. There seems to be always a collective reluctance to embrace tools, systems and processes as guides to our way of life.…

Zero budget

REGARDLESS of political party affiliation, all members of the House of Representatives should be given funds to finance their projects and programs in their respective districts. House Speaker Gloria M. Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) has vowed to discontinue the practice of her…
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