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Sensible policy intervention

Sensible policy intervention

  THERE are many issues in our society that can be ad­dressed without appropriating additional budget but by simply rationalizing the use of available resources. The negative effect of the Rice Tariffication Law on the price of local palay and the consequent adverse economic impact to local rice farmers are issues that need to be […]

Internal or external

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Internal or external

  SHOULD the body tasked to investigate erring police officers be internal or external to the Philippine National Police (PNP)? The Internal Affairs Service (IAS), a unit in the PNP, per­forms such function. It believes that it can be more effective in performing its mandate if it will be operationally and financially independent from the […]

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Far from over

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Far from over

  OUR country’s current prob­lem about the African Swine Fever (ASF) is far from over. The recent disclosure of ASF-contaminated processed meat products and the re­porting of ASF infections in more places in the country indicate that our country has not succeeded in containing the virus. While it is clear that the gov­ernment is doing […]

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Go for gold

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Go for gold

  THREE Filipino athletes are currently on the spotlight for bringing honor to the Philippines when they won their respective international competitions – Car­los Yulo became the first Filipino to win gold in the Artistic Gym­nastics World Championships and secured a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Nesthy Petecio won the featherweight belt in the […]

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Taking care of the elderly

  WE, Filipinos, take pride in the close-knit family ties that has characterized us as a people. This specific Filipino character is highlighted by the premium we give to the value of respect to parents and grandparents. The laws on the welfare of senior citizens in our country are consistent with the earlier mentioned Filipino […]

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Eradicating hazing

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Eradicating hazing

  THE death of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cade Darwin Dormitorio and the viral Twitter post about a heavily beaten individual (allegedly a student of the University of the Philippines) and screenshots of a group chat allegedly among members of a UP fraternity are proofs that hazing, particularly in tertiary education institution-based fraternities, is still […]

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