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Level competition field

  WE are again seeing and experiencing the ef­fects of the Supreme Court ruling that effectively erased the concept of premature campaigning from our coun­try’s election system when it decided that a person can only be considered a candi­date for election during the campaign period provided for in our election law. One of the effects […]

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Election winner

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Election winner

  WHO should we vote for in the May 13, 2019 elec­tions? We should not vote for candidates solely for the reason that they will most likely win. We all want to win in everything we engage ourselves in. With such desire, some us fall into the trap of voting based solely on the winnability […]

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Is there pork?

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Is there pork?

  (Part 2) WHETHER certain items in the national budget are called congressional insertions, pork barrel, or institutional amendments (as the Senators call them), having them there is not the real issue. The real concern in the national budget is it becoming a tool for corruption. Nothing is wrong or improper with the so-called insertions […]

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Is there pork?

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Is there pork?

  IS there pork barrel in the 2019 national budget even if the Supreme Court already ruled that the same is unconstitutional? It is best that the individuals and groups from the opposite sides of this issue define first what they mean by “pork barrel.” The Supreme Court ruled that the former Countrywide Development Fund […]

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Learning together

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Learning together

  THE San Beda University, led by its President, Very Rev­erend Aloysius Ma. A. Maranan, OSB and Dean Christian Bryan Bustamante, established The Venerable Bede Distinguished Public Lecture Series. The first of its series, The Senator Edgardo J. Angara Memorial Public Lecture on Public Policy, was held last February 8 in San Beda University Manila […]

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Children in conflict with law

  THE much talked about propos­al in the House of Representa­tives about lowering the “age of criminal responsibility” from 15 to nine now has a substantially dif­ferent content (after its Second Reading) as the debated age was changed to 12 and the term “crim­inal” was changed to “social.” Even with such changes, there are still […]

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