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Three years after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit the country, victims of one of the worst disasters in our country’s history are still wanting of the fruits of government action to alleviate their suffering.

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Sense of duty

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The revelations in the recently concluded investigation of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Justice on the proliferation of the illegal drug trade at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) can lead to a clear conclusion that the sense of duty of government officials and employees in the said government agency is dead and such death caused the triumph of greed and selfishness.

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Ready for change?

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According to both his critics and some allies, he should but according to the President himself, he will not as he should not.

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On tax reform

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Lowering the individual (personal) and corporate income tax rates is not easy nor is it simple. The government needs to find additional sources of revenues, assuming that government expenditures will remain at the same level, to offset the “lost” revenues from income tax.

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Exclusions

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The testimony that stood out above all other testimonies in the House probe on the proliferation of illegal drugs at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) was that of General Benjamin Magalong, currently the Deputy Director General for Operations of the Philippine National Police and formerly the Chief of the PNP’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

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The testimony of self-confessed and alleged former member of the so-called “Davao Death Squad” (DDS), Edgar Matobato, during the Senate inquiry on claimed extrajudicial killings in the country raised more questions than providing answers to the issue being investigated.

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