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I pointed out in this column last week that the public funds that will be appropriated for the implementation of Republic Act. No. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act is a wise investment for both the Philippines and the Filipino people because of its potential returns.

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Wise investment

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REPUBLIC Act. No. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act will be one of the defining legacies of the Duterte Administration and of the 17th Congress.

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The franchise requirement of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for transport network vehicle service (TNVS) providers operating within the system of transport network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Grab, should be non-negotiable. It is a requirement that clearly serves the interest of riding public.

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Right size

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Rightsizing of the government is now a major thrust of the Duterte Administration. It was among the governance reform initiatives mentioned by President Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address.

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Rules rule

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is well within the limits of its powers as a regulatory body, and is simply performing its mandate, on the issue of its crackdown against illegally operating Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) providers affiliated with the two operating Transport Network Companies (TNCs) in the country – Uber and Grab.

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Cooking is art

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Internationally acclaimed Chef Claude Tayag is one. He is a painter, sculptor, furniture designer, chef, food and travel writer, restaurateur, and food historian, and hopes to write soon “another chapter” of his life – his own food movie. “As an artist, you are a free thinker. Do not put a limit on how you can do [things]”, he said.

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