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A matter of transparency

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     President Duterte’s campaign mantra in 2016 was the vow to embrace transparency as a way of fighting and corruption in government. It was a pledge that resonated in the minds of voters who, believing in his promise, trooped to the polls to back his agenda of change. True enough, […]

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Presidential clout

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Presidential clout

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     For pro-administration allies, the resolution of the leadership strife between House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco was Solomonic. Skillfully using his clout, President Duterte, despite political undercurrents in the House favoring Cayetano, pushed for the execution of the “gentleman’s agreement” the two antagonists […]

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House of Rips

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House of Rips

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     The overarching investigations launched by Congress in recent months, notwithstanding the devastation the pandemic has wrought in our national healthcare system, has earned the lower chamber the moniker of ‘House of Rips.’ The rip-roaring probes, from the ABS-CBN franchise to the PhilHealth scandal, have kept the nation on the […]

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Discombobulated logic

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Discombobulated logic

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   ­ Just last Monday, seven Filipino nurses, already seating at ease inside planes bound for United Kingdom, were offloaded by Immigration authorities. The reason: The country is under emergency and needs healthcare workers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic! Common sense in public service, in many instances, has been thrown out […]

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Govt’s nonchalant attitude

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     ALL through the months that presidential mouthpiece Herminio Roque has returned to his old post, he has been pulling the leg of an entire nation, justifying one government oversight to another with arguments that throw common sense out of the window. In recent times, when asked about the convergence […]

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A country in depression

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     Fiscal managers, using the jargon that appeals most to them, have not satisfactorily examined the repercussions the depression the Philippines is in today. Though such term refers to the deficiency the country has suffered in two consecutive quarters, the likelihood of getting a third shortfall may bring the country […]

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