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Public service

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Public service

    DESPITE claims of the Na­tional Food Authority (NFA) that is has enough supply of rice, many consumers still can­not buy the 27 peso-per-kilo rice particularly in Metro Manila. Media reports confirm the undeniable shortage of NFA rice supply in Metro Manila as autho­rized retailers reported that the regular supply volume from NFA has […]

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Serving the purpose

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Serving the purpose

    THE Duterte Administration wants to revive the man­datory Reserve Officers’ Train­ing Corps (ROTC) program and have the same implemented as part of the senior high school curriculum. President Rodrigo Duterte recently cited the need for ROTC to “instill patriotism, love of country among our youth.” This is obviously because ROTC is valuable when […]

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Be drug-free

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Be drug-free

    THE war against illegal drugs is not a war that the gov­ernment needs to fight alone. With what one is up against in this very war and the short and long-term repercussion of losing in the same, the drug war in the Philippines should be fought by all Filipinos at all levels and […]

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Focus on the purpose

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Focus on the purpose

    WHAT is really the pur­pose of the fare matrix issued by the Land Transporta­tion Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and is required to be prominently displayed in all public utility vehicles? Given the recent decision of the LTFRB to increase the base fare (for the first four kilome­ters) for jeepneys and buses in […]

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The military factor

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The military factor

    THE decision of President Ro­drigo Duterte for the “mili­tary takeover” of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) says a lot about the gravity of corruption prob­lem in the agency. While it has been known by all Filipinos that the BoC is a graft-ridden agency, the “military takeover” is an expression that for the current […]

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Street chaos

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Street chaos

    THE proposed measure of Sen. Sherwin T. Gatch­alian requiring vehicle owners to provide proof of availability of parking space for a vehicle that will be purchased and registered is not only a sen­sible intervention to address the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila but is also a concrete action to bring order back […]

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