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Disaster management lessons

Disaster management lessons

  THERE is no doubt that our country, particularly our local government units (LGUs), has improved disaster management now compared to some 10 or 15 years back. The management system that includes the tapping of Quick Response (or Calamity) Fund, the established evacuation centers, the operations of local disaster man­agement councils, and the inter­ventions from […]

New public service

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New public service

  TAX-EXEMPT income earned from rendered overtime services? A difference-making break for con­cerned employees. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto is proposing, through Senate Bill No. 601, to revise the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 specifically to exempt the income earned by employees both in the public and private sectors for overtime work from being […]

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Safe roads

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Safe roads

PART II ** THE strict and consistent im­plementation of road-safety related laws will certainly lead to the development of a road safety culture in our country. But given what is at stake – the lives of Filipinos – we do not have to solely rely on the performance of law enforcers for us to have […]

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Safe roads

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Safe roads

  AS we usher in the New Year, we need to consider the state of road safety in our coun­try. Just this month, a number of vehicular accidents claimed many lives – losses that could have been avoided if Philippine roads are safer. Records show that vehicular accidents are among the leading causes of deaths […]

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Justice

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Justice

  JUSTICE delayed is justice denied. The verdict in the Maguin­danao massacre case was finally handed down by Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Joc­elyn Solis-Reyes last December 19 after ten years of trial. Eight members of the Am­patuan clan along with some policemen and civilian respon­dents were found “guilty beyond reasonable doubt” and got […]

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A different kind of mother

  GIVEN the closely-knit ties that define Filipino families, Filipino mothers, particularly nowadays, are more than the traditional “homemak­ers” as they too work for to meet the families’ economic needs. While this is so, Filipino mothers remain to be the “glue” that binds the whole family. I would like to pay tribute to one mother […]

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