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The first batch of Grade 11 students is now in the basic education system in our country as prescribed by the K-to-12 education reform of the government. While this reform is historic because it is the first in the country, its real value cannot and should not be measured simply by being one.

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Law enforcement

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The sudden eagerness of law enforcement agencies and personnel to enforce national laws and local ordinances on drugs, crimes as well as on other peace and order matters (like curfew for minors) and the good results of the same reflect some interesting realities in our national life.

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The elimination of “queues” in government offices is one among the initial marching orders of President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte to the members of his Cabinet. This is a very doable reform in government and it can be done immediately. While the “queues” in government offices may seem less serious than the problem of corruption, solving the same will set the right tone for the “change” that we expect the incoming Duterte Administration to serve the Filipino people with Some may view the “queues” in government offices as a less serious problem but when we look at it deeply, we will have the same appreciation as what President-elect Duterte has on the matter. Obviously, he sees it as a serious concern that merits it to be included in the initial orders he gave to the members of his Cabinet.

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The signing of Republic Act No. 10844, or the law creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), last May 23 was one of the last official acts of President Benigno S. Aquino III as he is set to end his term on June 30, 2016. R.A. No. 10844 is definitely one of the significant accomplishments both of the Aquino Administration and the 16th Congress.

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Our war

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It is undeniable that his perceived strong political will to implement the necessary changes in our country was among the factors that won votes for presumptive President Rodrigo R. Duterte. His campaign promise to get rid of, or at least control, criminality and illegal drugs in the first six months of his Administration convinced voters that he is the rightful leader of our country in the next six years.

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End of endo?

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The Philippine Congress is mandated to canvass the votes for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates during yesterday’s elections. A formal proclamation of the winning candidates is expected something during the first week of June and the new president and vice-president, just like all other elected officials will assume office beginning noon of June 30, 2016.

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