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PhilHealth’s state of health

PhilHealth’s state of health

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   Officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corpora­tion (PhilHealth) face another series of legislative inquiries on fresh corruption allega­tions against its officials — for the nth time. PhilHealth officers may have gotten used to attend­ing congressional probes for various charges over the years. Some of them have […]

China & ITLOS

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China & ITLOS

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   I find it appalling and humorous to read an article stating China has nominated one of its diplomats to fill in one of the vacant judges’ seats at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Yep, the same Asian giant that made expansive […]

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Fabel case & rape culture

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   IT seems Fabel Pineda, the 15-year-old girl who was shot dead after she and her 18-year-old cousin filed sexual assault com­plaints against two police officers from San Juan, Ilocos Sur, will get their justice after all. Fabel and her 18-year-old cous­in attended a party last June […]

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Estimated power bills

  BY ROBERT ROQUE JR.   *   THE House Committee on Energy hearing last week brought positive developments for power consumers, many of whom have complained against Meralco’s spike in power bills. Committee Chairperson Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco addressed their plight, urging the power distributor to provide solutions for billing and service problems […]

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PWD cards abused

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   MANY people, healthy as a horse, have fraudulently ob­tained genuine persons with disability (PWD) cards, and they reap the benefits they are not supposed to enjoy. Cunning and abusive, they know that having a PWD card entitles the holder discounts of up to 20-percent and ex­emption […]

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High water bill

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High water bill

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   MANILA Water Company, Inc. (MWC) is swamped with complaints of customers receiving high water bills. The ruckus started when several consumers received their statements of account this month, charging them almost double the amount (or more) of what they usually pay every month. The bill covered […]

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