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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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DDR, once more in focus

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GOVERNMENT initiatives before, during, and after supertyphoon Ompong’s on­slaught have amply demon­strated lessons learned from periodic climate change dep­redations.

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A PERSON, like anybody else, shall come to pass. But his legacy defines his contribution to the commu­nity. Danny Fajardo, founder of the iconic Iloilo-based Panay News, honored as the regional publication of the Publishers As-sociation of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI), just did that.

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It’s payback time

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AFTER his dethronement, things are getting any better for former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

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FOR one reason or an­other, pundits call Bo­racay an island paradise. That sounds exhilarating, but the truth on the ground is a contradiction, espe­cially in terms of how small stakeholders are treated.

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DESPITE the good re­views we get as Asia’s most promising economy, the disturbances affecting our growth track invite ques­tions on how we deal with our new found amelioration.

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