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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is obviously an effective leader. In most, if not all cases, his pronouncements make agencies in the Executive Department act on matters of public concern. While this is positive, the situation also shows that some agencies, at least, do not have the initiative to do what should be done to serve […]

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The list

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The list

Dr. Ramon Ricardo A. Roque, CESOI, Diplomate The so-called “narco list” of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is again the subject of interest in public discussions as the inclusion of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili in the list is seen as one of the probable factors that led to his assassination. The murder of […]

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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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