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IN the middle of the ongoing dispute over the closure of 23 mines and the cancellation of 75 mining permits by Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI), the oldest business organization in the country, has come up with a proposal that merits the closest government attention.

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WHEN the House of Representatives started organizing itself at the start of the new Duterte administration, many congressmen of the Liberal Party, the majority party in the Aquino administration, moved to join the new administration party PDP-Laban.

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THE jeepney has a revered place in our history. When American liberation forces came in 1945, the ubiquitous jeep took over the country’s streets from the horse-dawn calesa. It was remodeled initially to fit six passengers in two rows at the back. The three-seat rows became longer over the years – to five, ten, and today as many as 20 on one side – so that the bigger jeepneys today can accommodate 42 passengers just like buses.

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THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Pivolcs) denied reports over the weekend that it had warned against a strong earthquake in Metro Manila and nearby provinces between February 24 and March 28. This is supposed to be the long-feared “Big One” expected in the area covered by the “West Valley Fault.”

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For many months during the previous PNoy Aquino administration, the dollar-peso exchange rate stood at $1 to P46. About the middle of last year, it started moving in favor of a costlier dollar. After lingering awhile at P49, the peso value surged past P50 last December, then P51 per dollar this month. The peso is expected to continue depreciate further and Metrobank Research said the exchange rate should hit $1-P51.30.

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It was very welcome news – that the European Union and the Spanish government were supporting with P1 billion a Governance in Justice program of the Philippines launched last Thursday at the Manila Hotel.

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