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Transfer pa gasa to department of disaster management

“When it rains, it pours,” as the saying goes. In the weeks that just passed, the southwest monsoon brought heavy rains that submerged various parts of Metro Manila and Luzon. While a number of low-pressure areas and tropical cyclones just breezed us and never actually entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), aggravating habagat was enough to cause great trouble and distress to the people.Thanks to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and the weather information they provide to ensure the health and safety of our people.

With the ratification of the Philippine Identification Systems Act last August 6, 2018, it is expected that millions of Fili­pinos will benefit from speedier delivery of public service through a unified system of identification for every citizen of the country.

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The decision of the Samahang Basket­bol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to withdraw the participation of the Philippine basketball team in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia shocked Pinoy basketball fans who have long waited to see our players showcase once again the Filipino brand of basketball. All hopes died out when the SBP made the decision final and official through a letter sent to the Indonesian Games Organizing Committee, informing them of the consensus arrived at by the basketball organization.

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Charter change rings even louder and clearer as days go by. Our three decades and one-year-old Constitution might need total revi­sion if the fundamental principles of the land are to truly embody the values and aspirations of the Filipino people. The debate over the need for charter change and the urgency of this need has been very extensive, let alone exhaustive. I believe a new constitution that is more attuned to present-day needs is a prerequisite for more meaningful change and de­velopment to take place.

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World Cup fever

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World Cup fever

By Francis N. Tolentino As the 32 teams from five confederations compete for the 2018 FIFA World Cup currently being held in Russia, sports aficionados worldwide, with much excitement, patiently await the tournament’s result. It has been dubbed the most expensive World Cup ever in FIFA and football fans expect no less than the most […]

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Basketbrawl

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What happened at the Phil­ippine Arena during the Philippine-Australia basketball match indeed shocked millions of basketball fanatics worldwide. While totally unexpected from Filipino cagers who have made their names in professional bas­ketball through the highest level of discipline and sportsmanship, what transpired before, dur­ing and after that controversial game will surely leave an ugly scar in FIBA history.

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