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Guard dogs

Guard dogs

  THE Department of Agriculture (DA) will make use of sniffing dogs that have been trained to guard or detect the pos­sible entry into the country of meat contaminated by the dreaded African swine fever (ASF). According to the Bureau of Animal Industry, the canines would be posted in airports and in all ports of […]

PH energy in peril

  THE headline of our sister publication Manila Bul­letin last week read: “Luzon on power alert anew” The solution is clear: build new and modern power plants to address and support the country’s economic growth. We could possibly be in a lot of trouble due to the unexpected shutdown of big power-generating units in Luzon. […]

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‘Momo journalism’

  THE public got a pretty good scare last week from the so-called Momo Challenge. For those who’d been hiding under a rock recently, it’s not something I’d recommend you to Google, much less, share on your social media accounts. The ghoulish face of the “moo-moo” may give you nightmares. But if that doesn’t give […]

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Elections are a gamble

  SHOULD it surprise anyone that most illegal trades, particularly gambling, continue unabated during election season? For many politicos, ignoring the presence of illegal gambling in a particular area can be considered as “rain dancing’’. Nope, not the dance performed to urge the gods to send forth rain. Rather, it’s learning to tango on the […]

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Rice tariffication law

    FOLLOWING the enact­ment of the rice tariffica­tion law, the government has removed the limitations on the volume of imported rice and promises to provide cheap rice for consumers at a time they need it the most. It is an undeniable fact that everyone has been affected by the continuous rise in the prices […]

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Goodbye, sunset view

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Goodbye, sunset view

    IT’S true that all things come to an end even for the natural beauty of Manila Bay’s multi-colored sunset which is admired and renowned throughout the world. The wonderful view will eventually vanish after the cleanup of Manila Bay since the cities of Manila and Pasay have signed already a memo­randum of agreement […]

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