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Price of freedom

Price of freedom

  IF there is one good thing that came out from the issue of the aborted release of convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna – Antonio Sanchez – it is the exposure of the extent of systemic cor­ruption in the Bureau of Cor­rections. In the past, corruption in the Bureau of Corrections was in the […]

Middle ground

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Middle ground

  PROPOSALS on the adoption of a “no homework” policy for grade school and high school stu­dents in the country were recently introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The proponents of the measures cited the need for students to have more time for non-academic ac­tivities, including the need to spend quality […]

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Parking spaces

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Parking spaces

  OWNING a car in our country will be costlier when the Proof of Parking Space Bill of Senator Win Gatchalian becomes a law. With such a law, buying a car will also mean “buying” a parking space. The measure has become neces­sary because of the current state of affairs in our roads. Except for […]

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The service charge law

  PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte recently approved Republic Act No. 11360 or the Service Charge Law. The measure benefits the front-line or rank-and-file employees of service establishments such as hotels and restaurants. Prior to the enactment of this law, Article 96 of the Labor Code of the Philippines provides that eighty five percent (85%) of services […]

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For Mother Earth

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For Mother Earth

  THE decision of the Supreme Court to penalize concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water as well as the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for their violations of Republic Act No. 9275 or the Clean Water Act is a big triumph for Mother Earth. The violations stemmed from the failure of the parties to put […]

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Rationalizing clearances

  THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is currently rationalizing the issuance of Police Clearance. The said document is among the usual requirements for job applications and other transactions our citizens have in both private and public organizations. The current rationalization efforts of the PNP aims to give Police Clearance the value that it should have, […]

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