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BoC, ginagawa lahat para makamit ang collection target

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WALANG kaduda-dudang ginagawa lahat ng mga taga-Bureau of Customs (BoC) para abutin ang kanilang monthly collection target. Marami ng pagbabago at reporma ang ipinapatupad nina BoC Chief Isidro S. Lapeña para matigil ang ismagling at katiwalian sa Aduana. Batid ng…

Nakuryente na naman ang propaganda laban kay SAP Bong Go

MALINAW ang resulta ng isinagawang imbestigasyon ng Senado sa pagbili ng frigate/warship ng Philippine government: nakuryente ang mga taong nagsangkot kay Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Mismong mga taga-Philippine Navy na ang nag-absuwelto kay Go at nagkumpirma na…

Lifetime CP number

AWARE of the need to address the many concerns of cellular phone users, the Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that mandates telecommunications firms to offer the best service to the public. The proposed “Lifetime Cellphone…

Why ‘15-30’ cops still abound

Crame files AS I have mentioned in a previous column, the Philippine National Police can really get rid of rogues in uniform if there will be an honest-to-goodness and very thorough implementation of its comprehensive disciplinary mechanisms signed by General…

Nautical assets

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Why buy overseas when it is cheaper to make them here at home? The country not only conserves precious foreign exchange, generates local employment, and stimulates local demand for raw materials from local suppliers. In short buying locally helps boost…

Atienza backs Duterte on Benham issue

There is this recent brouhaha over China’s move to name five underwater sea features in the controversial Benham Rise, but here’s the thing -- what’s in a name? Echoing President Rodrigo Duterte who in a speech the other day brushed…

Crisologo a ‘game-changer’ in QC politics

THE appointment of Rep. Vincent ‘Bingbong’ Crisologo as president of PDP-Laban-Quezon City is changing the political landscape in the country’s largest city. With Crisologo being tasked by the ruling party to ‘prepare’ Quezon City for the 2019 elections, observers tend…

Nat’l energy framework

ADMITTEDLY, it is still a long road to realizing the country’s goals of reducing carbon emission by 2030. Thus, we commend the Climate Change Commission (CCC) for finishing the final draft of national energy framework, which supports the government’s plan…

Ipaglaban ang mga OFW!

“THE Filipino is no slave to anyone, anywhere and everywhere.” “Every unlawful physical injury inflicted on an OFW is an injury I personally bear as the head of this republic. Every abuse committed to an OFW is an affront against…

Cayetano: Fake news sa frigate deal

‘KURYENTE’ ang gamit na termino ng mga mamamahayag sa mga balitang ‘walang katotohanan’ o hindi totoo. Pero ngayon, fake news na ang tawag dito -- hindi lamang sa ating bansa, kundi pati na rin sa bansang Amerika. Sa pagharap ni…

‘Much ado about nothing’

‘FILLED to the rafters,’ wika nga, ang ‘plenary hall’ ng Senado kahapon dahil sa pagdalo ni “SAP” (Special Assistant to the President) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go. Aber, kahit sa labas ng Senado, sandamakmak ang tao na karamihan ay nagpunta upang…

Trash talks ng human rights group

PAGKONDENA na naman ng Human Rights Watch ang kanilang pinakawalan sa condom joke ni Pangulong Duterte. Lahat ng pahayag ng Pangulo sa kahit anong isyu ay palaging kabuntot ang human rights. Parang may naka-template na silang statement na ready to…

Village problems continue (1)

On September 3, 2016, a breakaway group of only 16 homeowners and non-homeowners of Monterrazas Village in Itogon, Benguet (just in the boundary of Baguio City) held an illegal election with no quorum, in violation of our By-Laws and the…

Dialysis centers

Kidney disease does not discriminate. It affects the rich and poor. But quite sadly, medical treatment can be simply out of reach of the poor. Thus, many die because of the high cost of treatment, especially in private medical facilities.…

Kontrabando, huwag nang isubasta!

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MAHIGIT ng 100 taon ang Bureau of Customs (BoC). Ang ibig sabihin niyan, marami na din ang namuno ngunit karamihan ay masasabi nating hindi lubusang nagtagumpay upang tuluyang wakasan ang ismagling. Kung titingnan kasi hanggang ngayon ay problema pa rin…
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