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Lifting the ban

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Will President Duterte adopt the recommendation of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) to lift the ban on open pit mining in our country or will he reject it and heed the call of environmental groups, including that of former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez, to retain the ban?

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Undercover

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The strategy of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to use “undercover passengers” in apprehending taxi drivers who resort to the illegal fare-contracting scheme is simple and effective. The same strategy should be used by other government agencies with law enforcement mandate. It can also be an effective strategy in dealing with the corruption problem in government.

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Masters and servants

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In last week’s Senate hearing on the proliferation of fake news, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson asserted that she is a blogger expressing opinions and not journalist reporting news.

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Redactions

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Is it proper for officials in the Executive Department, particularly Cabinet Secretaries, to do or allow redactions in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs)?

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Senseless death

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The death of Horacio Tomas Castillo III, a law freshman from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), which was ruled by the Philippine National Police (PNP) as another fraternity hazing case, suggests that hazing is a fraternity culture that, at the very least, some fraternities still maintain.

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Credibility

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What can be better than a DNA test that is 99.9% accurate? Nothing. The accuracy of DNA test is one thing and the credibility of the one who conducted the test is another.

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