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Salceda pushes Albay 2.0 Plan

Salceda pushes Albay 2.0 Plan

    LEGAZPI CITY – Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has pledged to push his higher level “Albay 2.0” development that seeks “an expanded, well educated middle class, poverty reduction, and elimination of involuntary hunger and malnutrition.” Running unopposed in reelection bid, Salceda said his programs involve “promotion of catalytic institutions, and higher […]

Boracay as a cultural treasure

    AS expected, the recent reopening of Boracay has elicited mixed reactions from various sectors. Aside from doubts raised on the sustainability of certain measures designed to protect the environmental integrity of the island so its rehabilitation will not go to naught, some concerns have also been aired on whether adequate and sound policies […]

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Corrupted value system

AFTER six months of closure to visitors, to facilitate its rehabilitation, Boracay is now back to its prestine state and attractiveness that have won for it the title “Island Paradise in the Pacific.”

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Sacrificing literacy for taxes

THE furor raised by the reported plan to tax imported books to raise additional revenues and cut down government defi­cit was a shocking initia­tive.

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Disaster mitigation

THE disastrous landslides in Itogon, Benguet and Naga City in Cebu triggered by heavy rains brought about by supertyphoon Ompong which claimed some 150 lives aside from over 60 more missing, may have indeed been miti­gated or avoided had there been an effective and efficient disaster management agency in place.

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Taxing books and literacy

LACKING other intelligent options to raise govern­ment revenues, some lawmak­ers now connive with Finance official to impose taxes on imported books and further degrade the country’s literacy level.

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