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In his recent official trip to countries in the Middle East, President Rodrigo Duterte announced before the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) the creation of “Department of OFWs” – a national government agency that will be responsible for the design, production and delivery of services to Filipinos working abroad. Such services obviously include interventions on OFW problems like illegal recruitment, employer maltreatment, and criminal case convictions.

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte believes that said law “produced about five to six generations” of criminals and he also noted that young people who “committed crimes are released on the same day irrespective of the gravity of the offense.” He further asserted that said law “produced people of criminal minds” and linked such to the difficulty of the government in stopping the drug problem in the country.

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TEACHING about the value of good nutrition should not be limited to lectures and discussions inside the classroom if it were to be real and effective. It should also be taught in school canteens.

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Culture change

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Solving the traffic problem in Metro Manila, especially in EDSA is undoubtedly a tough job. While we should commend the current leadership of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the various initiatives to solve the problem, we also need to point out that the agency and other concerned government agencies also need a serious follow through of previous initiatives and a strict implementation of traffic rules and regulations as well as other applicable laws.

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Road chaos

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Urban roads in our country will remain to be chaotic if concerned government agencies will remain ineffective in enforcing traffic laws, rules and regulations.

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Road chaos

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The traffic situation in Metro Manila is no better than how it was during the last two Administrations. While we can agree that solving the problem requires interventions that are long term in nature, no one can argue against the assertion that a lot can be done now.

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