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US, China will try again this September

US, China will try again this September

  THERE are growing fears in the world today of a global economic slowdown as a result of the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. US President Donald Trump threatened to impose additional import duties on Chinese goods starting September 1. In response, China let its currency weaken so as to lower […]

3 years later, Senate faces same problem

  THREE years ago, at the start of the Duterte administration, Sen. Grace Poe led a Senate hearing on the traffic problem in Metro Manila, especially along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA), focusing on a proposal for emergency powers to enable the Department of Transportation to solve the problem. Last Tuesday, Senator Poe was […]

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Party-list system – a difficult Comelec problem

  COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) Commissionner Ma. Rowena Amelia Guanzon called early this week for a stricter policy in the accreditation of party-list organizations seeking to represent marginalized sectors of the country in the House of Representatives. “We have been very liberal with some groups. We are going to be strict,” she said. She was […]

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Our rights in territorial sea vs our rights in EEZ

  THE 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) estab­lished the concept of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), an area in the sea measuring 200 miles (370 kilometers) from a country’s coast. It established special rights on the ex­ploration and use of marine resources, such as energy from any petroleum deposits in […]

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Distinguishing a gift from a bribe

  IT is such a difficult problem – how to distinguish a well-meaning gift from a bribe. Republic Act 3019, the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, prohibits public officials from “directly or indirectly requesting any gift, present, share, percentage, or benefit, for himself or for any other person, in connection with any contract or transaction […]

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Transition period urged for TRAIN 2

  THE Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) was enacted into law in 2017 to lower personal income taxes but also to raise new funds for the govern­ment, including a P2 tariff per liter of diesel and other fuel imports. This new tariff was a factor in the zooming of prices last year, […]

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