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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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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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