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Salceda to Cabinet: Settle your policy issues

Salceda to Cabinet: Settle your policy issues

  ALBAY Rep. Joey Salceda obvi­ously got irritated by policy disagreements among Cabinet officials on the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (CITIRA) during its recent de­liberations at the House Ways and Means Committee which he chairs, and criticized them in no uncertain terms. “I concede you have honest dis­agreements but please don’t use […]

Resolving the ‘Carmageddon’

  JOURNALISTS have creatively given the monstrous traffic chaos in Manila as “Carmageddon.” The chaos has earned Manila the ignominious honor of being called as ‘home of the world’s worst traf­fic mess.’ The Japan International Coopera­tion Agency (JICA) reckons Manila traffic problem translates to some P3.5 billion in economic losses. Worse, if traffic further worsens, […]

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Changing political winds

  WHAT was deemed as a ‘negli­gible’ sea accident, the Recto Bank fiasco, which transpired in the West Philippine Sea within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), has turned out to be the wick that has forced Malacañang to adopt a tougher stance against the high­handed incursions of China inside Philippine territory. At first the […]

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Cebu’s 2019 TOCA icons

  FOR the 19th year, the presti­gious The Outstanding Cebuano Award (TOCA), the equivalent of Manila’s Outstanding Manileños and Davao City’s Datu Bago Awards, will honor youthful inspirational lumi­naries of the millennial generation, among them Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas, Jr. and Daanbantayan, Cebu, Municipal Mayor Sun Shimura. Gullas, grandson of Rep. Eduardo Gullas, […]

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Drowning in water crises

  WERE the Chinese mindful when they designated 2019 as the ‘year of the pig,’ an animal detested by Muslims but enjoys frolicking in mud than in water? The year is just in its third quarter run, but is sure to pass as the year when the Philippines nearly drowned in extreme water crises. At […]

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Reaffirming Duterte’s agenda

  PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Du­terte’s fourth State of the Nation Address was straightfor­ward and measured. Except for a handful of expletives that usually characterize many of his impromptu speeches, the SONA underscored his personal expectations and reaf­firmed his admin’s agenda. But there were certain issues, forecast to be cited in his address, were treated with […]

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