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End the toleration of unfinished projects

  TOO many public works projects have not been completed for too many reasons in many parts of the country. In Metro Manila, the elevated highway connecting the North Expressway to the South Expressway was started during the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, with concrete columns rising in several parts of the project, but […]

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Approve the Nat’l Budget so the projects can begin

  FOR almost a month now, the national government has been operating on a reenacted budget, as the P3.75-trillion 2019 National Appropriations Bill has yet to be approved by Congress and signed into law by President Duterte. Despite the delay, all government offices remain open and all government employ­ees continue to work, because of our […]

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Celebrating 500 years of Christianity in PH

  IT’S still a long way off – two years to go before 2021 – but the event we will celebrate is of such importance that we must start even now to plan for its celebration. The coming event is the 500th anniversary of the coming of Christianity to these islands – initially with Portuguese […]

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Poll irregularities that must be acted upon

  IN the nine months since the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), composed of all members of the Supreme Court, began its recount of ballots cast for vice president in 2016, the ballots cast in the three provinces of Iloilo, Negros Oriental, and Camarines Sur have been recounted by the tribunal. The three provinces with their […]

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We have many of the poor in Oxfam’s study

    ON the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) which meets ev­ery January in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the world’s most pressing issues affecting world economic growth, the international activist organization Oxfam issued last Monday a report on the grow­ing disparity between the rich and the poor in the world today. The world’s […]

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What official weight do tweets have?

    SEN. Aquilino Pimentel III asked gov­ernment officials last Saturday to avoid posting comments on social media on of­ficial matters involving their positions in government, in the wake of the imbroglio over the issuance of passports by the De­partment of Foreign Affairs. Twitter posts by Secretary of Foreign Af­fairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. figured prominently […]

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