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Piñol on a bigger mission

Piñol on a bigger mission

  AGRICULTURE secretary Em­manuel “Manny” Piñol’s reas­signment as new Mindanao Devel­opment Authority (MinDA) head should be viewed with optimism. Born in Mindanao, his heart is un­questionably pro-Mindanao. He has the capability to address issues with resolve and parity. Piñol does not easily yield to pres­sure. A former journalist, he rose from being an ordinary scribe […]

Convoluted rules

  RELYING on the journal of proceedings of the 1986 Constitutional Convention, the Su­preme Court, in its 2002 decision on the Socrates v. Comelec, case, has interpreted Sections 4 and 7 of the 1987 Charter, which affect the tenural terms of legislators, as a mere regulation and not exactly a prohibition from running again for […]

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LGU Officials

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LGU Officials

  RECENTLY elected govern­ment officials, except a few, have already assumed their re­spective offices. They are ex­pected to deliver on their prom­ises and demonstrate they truly deserve their election. For this reason, many local gov­ernment executives, like Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto hit the ground literally running and promptly grappled […]

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SEC anti-scam online portal

  TO address the frequent reports of financial scams perpetrated by greedy oppor­tunist schemers who routinely victimize gullible Filipinos who are easily swayed by promises of unrealistically big profits for their investment schemes, the proposal for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish and maintain its own online registry portal of all registered investment […]

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Untying Metro Manila’s chaos

  FOR a megalopolitan cen­ter like Metro Manila, urban traffic is a fact of life, which in sense also reflects progress. Lately, President Rodrigo Duterte, in a surprise state­ment, assured the public that travel time from Cubao to Makati via EDSA will be cut down to five minutes from the endless temper-flaring traffic jams that […]

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Billionaires’ game

DEVELOPMENTS relat­ed to the race for the Speaker position of the House of Representatives, the coun­try’s fourth highest and most powerful elective govern­ment post, have virtually con­solidated in the public mind the impression that winning the position is a Billionaires’ game. Earlier, former Speaker Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez revealed that winning the House lead­ership has indeed […]

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