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The new chief justice – more than seniority

IN an effort to explain President Duterte’s choice of Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro as the new chief justice of the country, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said she was the most senior among those nomi­nated by the Judicial and Bar Council.

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Fuel price hikes, traffic jams, and rising prices

AT 6 a.m. last Tuesday, diesel prices went up by Php0.60 per liter while gasoline in­creased by Php0.10 per liter.

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Another summit may revive peace talks

THE June 12 summit meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un raised such great hopes around the world, including the Philippines, for it seemed to have put an end to the threat of a nuclear war between the US and North Korea.

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The country’ economic planners had the highest hopes for the national economy when they planned for TRAIN – Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. They sought to win support for it with its provision for reducing the income tax of most employees from 30 percent to 21 percent, a loss for the government in income tax revenue. But the planners also drew up new taxes, to make up, they said, for the revenue loss.

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A dismal September with rising inflation?

IN a few more days, it will be September. In so many years in the past, September was welcomed as the beginning of the “ber” months associated with the Christmas season, the most welcome part of the year to Filipinos.

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Ultimately, it’s the people’s responsibility

“IT’S about time we learned to discipline ourselves by disposing of our garbage properly and not indiscriminately,” Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco said following the recent heavy rains and winds that dumped garbage from Manila Bay onto Roxas Boulevard.

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