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Free WESM operator

Better late than never. Business and industry are better off when the government is out of the action, except as regulator. This is because nothing works better than free market forces at play. On the other hand, rigid state control…

A timely warning

GOVERNORS and mayors run the risk of losing their operational control over the police if they fail or refuse to enforce laws, ordinances and other regulations in their areas of responsibility. In fact, the 175,000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP) is…

Don’t neglect jueteng

Crime never sleeps. That’s why law enforcers must be on the job round the clock. And since all kinds of crime happen all the time, the police must go with all guns blazing against all criminals. To be sure, fighting…

Info drive on federalism

THE government, through concerned state offices and agencies, would do well now to intensify the nationwide information dissemination campaign on the proposed shift to federalism. This after the results of a Social Weather Station survey (SWS) showed that only 25…

Humane facilities

Criminal suspects are put behind bars for committing wrongful and inhuman acts against other people. Jails and prisons are established precisely to isolate them and prevent them from doing more harm to the community. Most of them are suspects and…

Infra projects

PRESIDENT Duterte completes the first two years of his six-year presidency at 12 noon tomorrow, June 30, with many of his infrastructure projects still on the drawing board. The Duterte administration aims to spend some $158 billion over the next…

Seamen’s remittances

THE remittances of Filipino sailors, who are in demand in the world market due to their exceptional skills and good command of the English language, are projected to top the $6-billion mark this year. And note that out of every…

‘Balik Scientist Program’

WITH the insultingly low pay of workers and lack of employment opportunities in the Philippines, “brain drain” remains a major problem in this poverty-stricken nation of English-speaking people. As a result, many of our best professionals, particularly scientists, medical doctors,…

Alarming

ALARMING are reports that there are more minors being arrested by law enforcement authorities, notably the police, in the Metropolitan Manila area for their involvement in illegal drug activities. Despite this, many sectors, including Department of Education (DepEd) officials, are…

Wildlife trafficking

WHILE millions of people wallow in grinding poverty, particularly in the countryside, poachers and wildlife traffickers and their cohorts in government uniform continue to amass wealth. It is certainly lamentable and saddening that impoverished Philippines, a country of more than…

Reassurance

CONTRARY to some allegations, the government of tough-talking President Rodrigo R. Duterte has not adopted a policy of hatred against members of the clergy. In fact, Duterte, who is known for roundly criticizing the misdeeds of some religious leaders, said…

Can he get away?

Is he the one bound to evade doing time behind bars. We pose the question because we sent two previous Presidents behind bars for high crimes and other major offenses. Historically, retired Presidents enjoy pensioned lifestyle after serving there full…

Stop it!

DON’T look now, but the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has cited the Philippine National Police (PNP) for scrapping the “firing squad” or “firing line” presentation of arrested crime offenders to the media. Quickly, the commission, acknowledged as one of…

Job opportunities

MILLIONS of jobless and underemployed Filipinos continue to pin their hopes on the “Build, Build, Build” program of the Duterte administration, which begins its third year in office on June 30. The unprecedented infrastructure campaign of the government is seen…

Silent, unsung heroes

In these challenging times and fast-changing world our diplomats play a pivotal role in placing the country in its rightful place in the international community and securing a lofty reputation for Filipinos worldwide. Indeed, the country faces many international challenges…
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