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Clark should spur a renaissance in PH travel

  THE upgrading of the Clark International Airport is well underway, following ground­breaking rites for a new terminal building which, when completed, will be able to handle eight million passengers a year. It is at the center of a major infrastructure program for Luzon that includes expressways to the north and to the east. It […]

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PH at center of world pollution problem

  AN international alliance formed to fight plastic waste around the world came out his week with a statement that should cause a great deal of concern among us Filipinos. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) said about 90 percent of global marine litter comes from just ten rivers and over half the land-based […]

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The importance of our ties with US & China

THE Philippines was a colony of the United States for less than half a century, after three and a half centuries of Spanish rule, but 72 years after the country regained its indepen­dence in 1946, Filipinos continue to look at the US with the highest regard. In a Pulse Asia survey conducted last December 14-21, […]

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Gov’t urged to keep close watch on prices

  THE fuel price increases that took effect in the Philippines this week were the result of the world’s oil prices rising after Saudi Arabia announced it would cut its oil produc­tion. Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest producer and exporter of crude which the world’s big oil companies process into gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and […]

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It will take years to clean up Manila Bay

  IT took six months to clean up Boracay’s waters. It will take seven years to clean up Manila Bay until it becomes as clean as in Boracay today, Secretary of Agriculture Emmanuel Pinol said in a radio interview this week. Even this estimate is an optimistic one, considering the fact that Boracay is a […]

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Let’s not burden citizens with additional red tape

  WHY should passport holders seeking to renew their old passports be required to present their birth certificates when this was never done before? All these many years, birth cer­tificates were required as proof of citizenship for all first-time passport applicants. Now we have the Depart­ment of Foreign Affairs saying that a former passport production […]

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