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It’s basic

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It’s basic

  THE State recognizes that the right of every establishment to a fair return of investment carries with it a corresponding social responsibility to provide adequate facilities for the comfort of its clientele.” Such recognition is expressed as part of what is now a national policy adopted through Republic Act No. 11311 that was recently […]

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It’s time

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It’s time

  THE issue on having motorcycles as public utility vehicles is no longer one on necessity but on the legal mechanism that will make it happen. The operation of the Angkas app or the motorcycle-hailing service was stopped because the existing law, particularly Republic Act No. 4136, does not allow motorcycles to be used as […]

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Philhealth’s weaknesses

  THE issue on ghost kidney treatments charged to and paid for by Philhealth raises serious concern about the fate of Republic Act No. 11223 or the Universal Health Care Law. The said law is a historic policy as it is one that truly responds to the need of all Filipinos for access to health […]

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Imported garbage (Part 2)

  THE issue on the “imported garbage” from South Korea and Australia (including the garbage from Canada) illustrates that governance in our country is less-than-desired because some individuals and groups in our society opt to sacrifice national interests for a sum of money. Governance is not the sole responsibility of the government. In fact, some […]

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Imported garbage

  THE issue on “imported garbage” says a lot about the quality of public governance in our country. The Duterte Administration deserves to be commended for its decisive action on the matter of imported garbage from Canada. Such action is an illustration of one positive quality of the current governance in the country. Indeed, as […]

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Voters

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Voters

  DEMOCRACY literally means “the rule or power of the people.” In a representative democracy, such as the one we have in the Philippines, the power of the people is fundamentally wielded through votes during elections for government leaders. An election is a democratic exercise that puts citizens, particularly those who have been given the […]

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