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Self-imposed impotence

July 05, 2017
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When it gets the heat for the stinking Internet services in the country which would be the worst in Asia if not for the war in Afghanistan, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) would always point to the circa 1936 Public Service Law which sets the daily fine for erring public service companies at a ridiculous P200 as the culprit. Then they predictably would call on Congress to give the agency more teeth by legislating stiff fines so they could effectively deal with the telcos.

Why the MILF prefers the BBL

June 30, 2017
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Are you wondering why between a BBL now and federalism in the future, the MILF pragmatically prefers the former? I have heard several times that only a shift to federalism will satisfy the Bangsamoro. This, according to him, will correct the historical injustice committed against the Muslim population in Mindanao. Let us try to see the MILF’s lense.

Palace’s no-negotiation policy

June 29, 2017
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I FIRMLY believe that the ‘No Negotiation Policy’ over Maute terrorist group being imposed by Malacañang right now has a purpose.

Nothing final on overtime char

June 28, 2017
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I WRITE in response to your article published last June 15, 2017 entitled “Order may charge overtime fees of airport staff to airlines”.

Tramways, the perfect blend to

June 28, 2017
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THE world’s population continues on its upward trajectory, with the greatest growth occurring in cities. Megacities with more than ten million inhabitants like Jakarta, Istanbul and Mexico City tend to attract the most headlines but smaller conurbations of less than 100,000 occupants are seeing the fastest percentage growth in population and are well on their way to joining the ranks of the megacities. Among the multitude of challenges facing planners as their cities expand is the issue of public transport.

No doubt about Martial Law

June 27, 2017
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PROCLAMATION NO.216, Declaration of Martial Law and suspending the privileged of the Habeas Corpus in the whole Mindanao, writ issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 23.

An ad campaign is a conjugal

June 26, 2017
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IT is unfortunate that the Department of Tourism’s latest campaign drew negative reactions, instead of the desired positive attention to the Philippines.

For those who are not in favor

June 22, 2017
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“Unlimited rice is bad for the health,” said Senator Cynthia Villar. Senator Villar pointed out right away that she is not banning unli-rice in the Philippines she is just concern that a lot of Filipinos take advantage of these unli-rice promos.

What’s the score on the NPA?

June 20, 2017
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I just read with great curiosity reports being attributed to Labor Secretary and Government Peace Panel Chairman Bebot Bello III who said on Sunday that military troops would refrain from conducting combat operations against the New People’s Army as a confidence-building measure towards a bilateral ceasefire agreement and the advancement of peace talks.

Some points on martial law

June 16, 2017
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I WANT to raise certain points regarding the ongoing three-day marathon oral arguments on martial law, and the SC justices are sifting through the data thoroughly.


Front Page

Column of the Day

Rappler’s continuing saga

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | February 23,2018
‘Without a court TRO against the SEC ruling, Rappler’s accreditation in Malacañang was considered revoked.” – Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte does not understand media’s role in a democracy

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | February 23, 2018
‘This is funny if it didn’t violate the constitutional guarantee of freedom of the press.’