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Put experts in rightful place

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     If there’s something we cannot appreciate amid the contagion that is draining the country’s public health system, it is the abundance of people in government who contradict each other. They look amusing in their odd roles and they depict the sad state on how an emergency should be addressed […]

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Missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle

    BY JOHNNY DAYANG     Since the pandemic shook the world, a crucial issue that has been overlooked, intentionally or otherwise, is the tracking government fund and services using the wonder of electronics. Particularly in the delivery of social amelioration aids, following state funds for COVID-19, monitoring of overseas grants and remittances, or […]

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Treat med workers as humans

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   For trying to account the state of the country’s health capacity in times of pandemic, the medical frontliners, instead of being praised for their efforts, was accused of demeaning the government for not directly reporting their appeal to the President Over 80 medical associations asked for the return […]

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Creation of more departments

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   WHETHER a matter of convenience or necessity, the Rodrigo Roa Duterte administration, if its proposals push through as planned, should have added four more departments to the Executive by the time the President’s term expires. Already, Congress has passed the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) and […]

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No absolute immunity

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   * AMID the noise generated by the closure of media network ABS-CBN, more weighty events, especially in jurisprudence, have been swept under the rug, foremost of which is the historical ruling issued by the US Supreme Court stating that any American president cannot invoke “absolute immunity” from criminal investigation while […]

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Ambivalent signals

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   DESPITE the eight petitions asking the Supreme Court to declare the Anti-Terrorism Law illegal, certain sectors are doubtful the edict, even if its defects are corrected, can be credibly executed given President Rodrigo Duterte’s friendly alliance with the New People’s Army (NPA). To assuage the growing dissent against […]

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