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The Isko standard

The Isko standard

  THE new chief executive of the City of Manila, Mayor Isko Moreno started his term with a blast of actions that will become the standard measure of performance particularly for local government executives should he be able to sustain such actions and style of leadership. Mayor Isko was not the first to clear Divisoria […]

Responsive public service

  OPTIMIZING the use of information and communi­cations technologies and ratio­nalizing systems and processes can make public service truly responsive to the needs of the public. Government agencies can learn a lot from the Depart­ment of Foreign Affairs (DFA) given its initiatives for people-friendly and continuously im­proving consular services. Government services should inherently be “people-friendly” […]

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Do not discriminate against Filipinos

  THE recent statements of President Rodrigo Duterte about the Recto Bank incident and on the ensuing issues like allowing Chinese fisherman in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Philippines have created an impression to some that the Chief Executive is favoring Chinese over Filipinos. The recent action of the Department of Trade and Industry […]

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It’s basic

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It’s basic

  THE State recognizes that the right of every establishment to a fair return of investment carries with it a corresponding social responsibility to provide adequate facilities for the comfort of its clientele.” Such recognition is expressed as part of what is now a national policy adopted through Republic Act No. 11311 that was recently […]

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It’s time

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It’s time

  THE issue on having motorcycles as public utility vehicles is no longer one on necessity but on the legal mechanism that will make it happen. The operation of the Angkas app or the motorcycle-hailing service was stopped because the existing law, particularly Republic Act No. 4136, does not allow motorcycles to be used as […]

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Philhealth’s weaknesses

  THE issue on ghost kidney treatments charged to and paid for by Philhealth raises serious concern about the fate of Republic Act No. 11223 or the Universal Health Care Law. The said law is a historic policy as it is one that truly responds to the need of all Filipinos for access to health […]

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