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Biden orders basic changes on Day 1 

Biden orders basic changes on Day 1 

  ON his first day as president of the United States last Wednesday, President Joseph Biden signed his first three executive orders before reporters in the Oval Office of the White House – implementing a mandate for wearing face masks, increasing support for unserved communities in the COVID-19 pandemic, and rejoining the Paris climate accord. […]

Flag rites mark end of an era of conflict

THE Bangsamoro flag was raised side by side with the Philippine flag at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City last Monday to officially start the anniversary celebration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “Here we are, hoisting the Bangsamoro flag next to the Philippine flag for the first time ever,” BARMM Chief Minister Ahod […]

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Why many are leery about Charter change 

  THERE seems to be wide agreement about the need to open the country’s economy to greater foreign investment. But the private business sector along with some government economic officials are for doing this via several pending economic bills, while the country’s politicians are for amending the Philippine Constitution to do it. The Philippine Chamber […]

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The new Biden-Harris administration starts today 

  THE beginning of a new American administration always draws widespread attention around the world because of the economic, political, and military influence the United States wields among nations today. There is additional reason for interest and concern over President Joseph Biden’s inauguration today – a threat of violence from hard-core loyalists of outgoing President […]

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We can expect return to normal only in 2022

INCOMING President of the United States Joseph Biden said last week that among his first actions when he assumes office, he will ask all Americans to wear face masks for at least 100 days – about three months. It is surprising for us in the Philippines that to this day, the wearing of face masks is not generally […]

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Many problems face new MMDA chairman

  FORMER Mandaluyong City Mayor Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos assumed his new position chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) last Tuesday, taking over from Danilo Lim who died last week from cardiac arrest a week after contracting COVID-19. On his first day in office, he said he will look into MMDA’s program on COVID-19 in […]

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