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2 differing approaches to 2 budget disputes

2 differing approaches to 2 budget disputes

    IN so many ways, our government of­ficials look to the United States (US) government and see how it operates with a view to applying what they learn to local conditions and problems. They must now be following closely US President Donald Trump’s battle to get $5.7 billion from a US Congress that refuses […]

Rice Tariffication Law will help keep prices down

    IN the frenzied effort to find ways to stop the fast-rising market prices last year, govern­ment economists found one way that quickly helped. They called for the immediate importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice from Vietnam and Thailand to pull down rice prices in our markets. The move succeeded, for rice is […]

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Each nation must act on its problem of poverty

    POPE Francis was visiting the offices of the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organiza­tion (FAO) which was hosting a session of the governing council of its sister organization the International Fund for Agricultural Development last week, when he commented about the extreme poverty in most of the world today. “Few have too […]

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Hopes high with priority for agriculture this year

    A GREAT deal of public attention is now focused on the midterm election in May, while government keeps a close watch on market prices to ensure that they will not soar as they did last year. But a long-range program that must be given the fullest attention starting this year is a plan […]

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Parties in the coming midterm elections

    WITH the start of the senatorial and party-list election campaign period last Tuesday, a great deal of public discussion is bound to move towards politics, after so many months dominated by a host of other issues, notably typhoons and floods, high prices, bombing in Mindanao, and “pork barrel” in the national budget. In […]

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Another US sail-by, another China protest

    TWO United States guided-missile destroyers – the USS Spruance and the USS Preble – sailed into the South China Sea last Monday, close to the Spratly island group near Palawan. The sail-bys were, as expected, immediately protested by China as a “provocative action.” Earlier, last Jan. 7, another US warship, the USS McCampbell, […]

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