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Safety culture (Part 2)

  THE law enforcement agencies are not the only ones responsible or at fault for the weak implementation of safety laws and regulations in our country. We, the people, are equally responsible and at fault because we, among others, initiate the non-compliance to said laws and regulations – and we do so when such non-compliance […]

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Safety culture

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Safety culture

  THE earthquakes in or country last week, particularly the one that hit Central Luzon, bring to light both improvements in and weaknesses of the safety culture in our country. Given the vulnerability of our country to many kinds of disasters, we, as a people, with the leadership of our government, need to seriously look […]

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Who to vote for

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Who to vote for

  ELECTION is a key democratic exercise because through it, the people choose who to entrust their power ad resources, and thus, the future of the country and the succeeding generations. Do we, as a people, engage in this very important democratic exercise with knowledge and appreciation of, as well as commitment to, its essence […]

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Lesser poor Filipinos?

  THE release of 2018 first semester poverty statistics by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) last week was met with more negative reactions particularly from civil society organizations that advocate poverty alleviation. As the released statistics show “better” poverty situation in the country compared to same period in 2015, anti-poverty advocates question the accuracy of […]

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Who am I?

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Who am I?

  IN last week’s campaign sortie of the senatorial candidates supported by his Administration in Marikina City, President Rodrigo Duterte said what exactly should be the philosophy of every citizen in a democratic society – “you are who you elect.” Said philosophy should be taken in its dual contexts – “you” in the context of […]

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Level competition field (Part 2)

  LEVELING the competition field for the election of government officials goes into the heart of democracy and democratic representation. National and local government executives and legislators are direct trustees of the people as they are chosen to use the people’s power and resources in advancing the interests of the people and the country. A […]

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