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No weekend homework?

In 2010, the Department of Education under Secretary Armin Luistro issued DepEd Memorandum No. 392 providing guidelines on the giving of homeworks or assignments to all public elementary school pupils.

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No to ‘tambay’

The anti-tambay operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is now in the spotlight – many citizens expressed support to it while some sectors criticize it. Some groups speculate that the operations, being the action taken by the PNP on the directive of President Duterte, is a prelude to the declaration of martial law in the country. Other groups, including the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), are calling for the immediate stoppage of the operations.

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Clear our streets

The issue about illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions along streets and sidewalks is happening not only in Metro Manila but in also in many parts of the country, even in rural areas. Sadly, street parking has become “acceptable” in our country because all levels of government – from the barangay to the national government – have allowed it.

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Plastic pollution

It is undeniable that the Philippines is in an alarming state of plastic pollution. Even without recently publicized reports that name the Philippines as among the Asian countries with worse plastic pollution problem, the current state of waterways in the country, particularly in urban areas like Metro Manila, is a clear and loud expression of the extent of the problem.

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Defining corruption

The message of President Rodrigo R. Duterte about corruption in government is clear. It is clear enough that he has been firing top government officials left and right.

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Where’s the protection?

ACCORDING to the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the primary duty of the government is to serve and protect the Filipino people. The powers of the government to enact and implement laws should have no end or objective other than serving and protecting the people.

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