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PH moving to help plastic wastes problem

PH moving to help plastic wastes problem

  PLASTIC wastes now inundating the world may not just be an environmental problem. It is turning out to be a health problem as well. Findings of 52 studies by scientists indicate that people around the world are now ingesting an average of five grams of microscopic plastic particles every week, from the tap and […]

Our long wait for the rainy season

  THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Adminis­tration (PAGASA) said early this week that the rainy season normally begins anytime between the middle of May and the middle of June. We are now in the middle of June and we are still waiting. The water level in Angat Dam, principal source of Metro Manila’s […]

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It may be hyperbole but expect some action

  IT now takes about two hours to travel by car from Cubao, Quezon City, to Makati, during the rush hour in the morning. Last Saturday, in an interview, President Duterte said: “You just wait. Things will improve. Maybe, God willing, by December, smooth sailing na. You don’t have to worry about traffic. Cubao and […]

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Be ready should high inflation hit us again

  THE day after Bangko Sentral Governor Benjamin Diokno said the target inflation rate this year is between 2 and 4 percent, with the rate in the vicinity of 2 percent in the third quarter of this year (July-August-September), the Philippine Statistics Authority PSA) came out with some worrying news. Prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, […]

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June 12, 1898, and our continuing fight for independence

  TODAY we remember and honor President Emilio Aguinaldo, who declared June 12, 1898, as Philippine Independence Day. The 21-page declaration was read at the Aguinaldo house in Kawit, Cavite, and the Filipino flag was unfurled for the first time as the Marcha Nacional Filipina, the Philippine National Anthem, was played, also for the first […]

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A difficult problem for the Comelec

  ON May 15, two days after the midterm elections held last May 13, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) began its Random Manual Audit (RMA) of the election results, with lead convenor Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) and the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA). The RMA is mandated by law to ensure that the election […]

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