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Time for a plan to  clean up Manila Bay

Time for a plan to clean up Manila Bay

The children of squatter families living along a creek of the Estero de Magdalena in Tondo, Manila, were seen helping collect garbage from the waterway last week as heavy rains flooded many parts of Metro Manila. But that really was not a job for children; It was a job for city officials and workers.

Looking ahead to further traffic improvement

METRO Manila traffic has been steadily improving these last few weeks. The recent rains – and consequently the cancellation of classes in many cities and nearby provinces – helped to keep down the number of vehicles in Metro streets. The increased fuel prices have also helped. But there is evidently much better traffic management.

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Panatag is back in the news

PANATAG Shoal – also known locally as Bajo de Masinloc and internationally as Scarborough Shoal – was again in the news, after some Filipino fishermen said that the Chinese Coast Guard had seized the catch of the fishermen last month.

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Let us move on from the ‘Seoul Kiss’

THERE are so many ideals that Filipinos hold dear in the face of a rising tide of modernity – respect for elders, solidarity of the family, a readiness to help even strangers, making allowances for others, putting women on a pedestal – the ideal of the “dalagang Pilipina.”

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A good beginning for Trump, Kim

United States President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un met in Singapore last Tuesday and signed a document in which Trump pledged “security guarantees” to North Korea and Kim reiterated his commitment to “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The two promised to “build a lasting and stable peace regime.”

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Stop all this talk of poll postponement

AFTER two postponements of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in October 2016 and in October 2017, there was yet a third move to cancel the elections for last May 2018. The House of Representatives passed a bill, by a vote of 164 to 27, for this third cancellation.

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