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Boracay lockdown

Man needs nature, but nature doesn’t need man. In fact, nature is better off without man. Natural resources have built-in, natural self-healing powers. For instance leave seas, beaches oceans, rivers, forests and jungles alone, and they thrive. This has been…

A timely assistance

VARIOUS quarters said that it’s certainly high time for the Philippines, an impoverished but natural resources-rich southeast Asia nation of English-speaking and election-crazy people, to modernize its armed forces. No less than Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a retired police general…

Unemployment

OVER the past 20 months, the administration of President Duterte has come up with a host of multi-pronged programs aimed at meeting the employment needs of the burgeoning population. No less than Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, a close associate…

Easing traffic woes

ALL eyes are on corrupt public servants, drug pushers and other criminals, but traffic jams also worry government authorities and the riding public in the Metropolitan Manila area. And the people, notably motorists, believe that it is strongly possible that…

Deadbeat employers

The pension agency for private workers would no longer tolerate employers dodging payment of contributions. The Social Security System is, in fact, cracking the whip on such deadbeat companies. This is to ensure prompt payment so that workers’ contributions are…

Rich priests

As leaders of a Catholic Church, priests are called upon to lead a simple, humble life. In fact, they are even required to make a vow of poverty. This is in keeping with the Christian call to shun material or…

More erring cops

THE continued presence of a few “rotten eggs” in the Philippine National Police (PNP) is one of the biggest reasons why people are still indifferent to the men and women in police uniform. But the top leadership of the PNP,…

Let’s protect OFWs

KUWAIT has informally agreed to ban its nationals from confiscating the passports of Filipinos working in said Middle East (ME) country, particularly household service workers (HSWs). President Duterte banned the deployment of new overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait after…

A welcome news

DON’T look now, but a foreign news report has ranked the Philippines, a Third World nation of more than 100 million English-speaking people, as the “best country to invest in”. “This impoverished but natural resources-rich and labor-exporting Southeast Asian nation…

Fight vs malnutrition

THE 24-member Philippine Senate has passed on third and final reading a proposed law that reflects the concern over the welfare of a child during the first 1,000 days of his/her life. Reports said Senate Bill (SB) No. 1537, otherwise…

Passport fixers

SWEET-talking and highly-enterprising individuals continue to make a mockery of government efforts to stop the activities of fixers in some public offices and agencies across the Philippines. People transacting business with usually busy government offices, like the Department of Foreign…

Wider OFW ban

EVERY year, as one of the world’s principal sources of highly-dependable workers, the Philippines exports thousands of its women, including registered nurses and government-licensed teachers. This is certainly lamentable, disgusting and revolting to the senses considering the high cost of…

Decongesting NAIA

THE government would do well now to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City, the country’s premier airport. This it will be do by transferring certain flights to the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga as proposed…

A timely reminder

THE leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has reminded police commanders to immediately account for the service firearm and badge of a dismissed or suspended policeman. The PNP issued the reminder amid reports that certain suspended or dismissed policemen…

Rogue policemen

SINCE taking over the top post of the Philippine National Police (PNP) 20 months ago, the country’s top “Mamang Pulis” has dismissed 398 rouge cops and meted out disciplinary penalties against 1,216 other policemen. Aware of the existence of erring…
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