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Phil Space Agency

  THE proposed establishment of a clear Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and creation of the Phil­ippine Space Agency (PhilSA), the country’s version of United States National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA), may find realization shortly. The Senate last Monday unani­mously approved the proposed “Philippine Space Act,” its ver­sion of the “Philippine Space Development Act” […]

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Vote buying

  POLITICAL experts and ana­lysts have collectively agreed that millennial votes in general would influence the 2019 elec­tion results. Many of their intel­lectual views and almost faultless dissection of issues, however, went slightly off the mark. The dramatic end of some political dynasties is interesting news but even more interesting and disturbing was the massive […]

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Political endgames: The Aklan mayor’s case

LAST-minute gambits in Phil­ippine politics can impact on election outcomes. The most interesting of such cases trans­pired in 1992 when then House Speaker Ramon Mitra Jr., lead­ing comfortably in surveys and concededly the next president, unceremoniously lost his bid. Mitra’s expected win suddenly vanished when just days before election day, a report exploded claiming he […]

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Media as coup plotters

  AN exciting new role attrib­uted to the Fourth Estate in recent days, postulated no less by Malacañang, is the trans­formation of the journalists as coup plotters. It’s an interesting twist but it portrays harmless people who report news in print, broadcast, and social media as state foes. Of course, in the annals of Philippine […]

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  THE Metro Manila Develop­ment Authority (MMDA) MUST scrap its Provincial Bus Ban along EDSA. MMDA seems to have mis­lead the Metro Manila Council into adopting its Resolution 19-002 imposing the ban and compelling the transfer of provincial buses terminals to Valenzuela City for northbound buses and Sta Rosa City in La­guna for southbound buses. […]

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The next House speaker

  A MONTH before the elec­tions next May, the House speakership drive is now in­tense. With the ‘kingmakers’ endorsing their bets, the even­tual winner will assuredly be a staunch administration sup­porter. Interestingly, this is the first time that close to a dozen prospective lawmakers, some of them with dubious achieve­ments and some relying chiefly on […]

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