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PRESIDENT Duterte was speaking at the launching of the Hardin ng Lunas, a vegetable gardening project to help the families of the Presidential Security Group in Malacañang Park last Monday, when he announced he was reviving two food-production programs of former President Ferdinand Marcos – Masagana 99 and Biyayang Dagat.

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A RECENT opinion survey held by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) came up with findings that are both encouraging and challenging.

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THE Department of Health (DoH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) have come to an agreement on the sensitive issue of condoms.

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The Metro traffic gridlock started as a problem on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA). As vehicles sought alternative routes to their destinations, they turned to various side streets, only to find these filled with parked vehicles of all kinds. In many of these streets, especially those along markets, one lane is occupied by vendors, another by parked vehicles, leaving only one narrow space for traffic. With side streets blocked, motorists return to EDSA; at least there are traffic officers there to keep vehicles moving even if at a snail’s pace.

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UNITED States President Donald Trump announced last week that he was going ahead with his campaign promise to build a wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. He blames immigrants from all over South and Central America for getting jobs which, he said, should go to Americans.

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THE Philippine government’s peace panel in the ongoing talks with the National Democratic Front-Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (NDF-CPP-NPA) said last Tuesday that it was “distressed and extremely disturbed” by the recent attacks mounted by the NPA in various parts of the country.

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