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Affordable medicines

IN an impoverished country, like the Philippines, the overpricing of medicine by drug companies is, without doubt, an unconscionable act that should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Admittedly, many Filipinos, notably those in the countryside, still…

Fernando accident a wake-up call for MRT bosses

What happened to 24-year-old Angeline Fernando is so troubling and shocking, it may serve as some sort of an alert, a warning or a wake-up call for authorities to formulate measures in order to avoid a repeat of the said…

Magwawagi ang TF Bangon Marawi -- Imee

HINDI ako nagugulat kung nagmamalasakit nang husto si Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos sa mga biktima ng pananakop at panggugulo ng teroristang Maute Group sa Marawi City dahil sa aking pagkakaalam ay ganito talaga si Imee simula pa noong lider…

Parusa sa pasaway na Binibining Pilipinas

KAYABANGAN ni Maria Isabel Lopez ang naglagay sa kanyang sitwasyon ngayon kung bakit kasama siya sa netizen’s enemy number one. Ang pagtanggal niya sa traffic cone para makadaan sa Asean lane sa Edsa ay isang tipikal na ehemplo ng kawalang…

Congrats Pangulong Duterte, Sec. Cayetano at sa PNP!

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MATAGUMPAY ang pag-host ng Pilipinas sa 2017 Asean Summit. Naipakita na naman natin ang tinatawag na world-class hospitality ng mga Pinoy. Ang mahalaga ay naipakita natin sa buong mundo na tahimik naman ang bansa. Taliwas ito sa mga bali-balitang puro…

Humanitarian workers

RECENTLY, 31 young humanitarian workers from 10 countries, including the Philippines, underwent a five-day training on disaster risk reduction in Mandaluyong City. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC),…

PBA wish list

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IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With still 42 days to go before the most awaited day of the year, you can see Christmas coming. You can always tell when it's getting close because television stations start making…

The joke is on you, Isabel; who benefits from rallies?

Erstwhile beauty queen and showbiz personality Maria Isabel Lopez is in deep, deep trouble for the inexplicable behaviour she displayed recently. As we all know by now, her woes stemmed from a few moments of indiscretion, when she removed a…

Save 20-M Pinoy ‘mist zombies’

Ped xing Trust goes both ways.---Rogue One All present, available, functional and verifiable means. In short it’s what works right now, stupid! In World War Z the main character Brad Pitt discovered that zombies were virtually blind to being around…

How much does ASEAN really matter?

Insights.xlr8 The vaunted Filipino hospitality and sheer “pakikisama” may be behind the meek acceptance of many to sacrifice for the 2017 ASEAN Summit. Laborers affected by no-work-no-pay, students facing make-up classes, motorists caught in last Saturday’s EDSA traffic exacerbated by…

Land Nessie reported by dog walker in Scotland

IF the Loch Ness Monster is spotted on land rather than in the water, is it still a tree stump? If Nessie can live out of the water and travel around Scotland on land, who gets to give it a…

Sweet tax dislikes mounting

THE intention is good but the means need improvements. At least that’s what stakeholders are saying about the proposed reforms in the country’s tax system. A month or so before the Duterte administration’s banner tax reform bill is expected to…

Anti-corruption drive

THE intensification of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s nationwide campaign against graft and corruption in the government service should be welcomed by all sectors of Philippine society. Since day one of his administration, which started on June 30, 2016, one of…
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