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Culture change

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Solving the traffic problem in Metro Manila, especially in EDSA is undoubtedly a tough job. While we should commend the current leadership of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the various initiatives to solve the problem, we also need to point out that the agency and other concerned government agencies also need a serious follow through of previous initiatives and a strict implementation of traffic rules and regulations as well as other applicable laws.

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Road chaos

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Urban roads in our country will remain to be chaotic if concerned government agencies will remain ineffective in enforcing traffic laws, rules and regulations.

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Road chaos

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The traffic situation in Metro Manila is no better than how it was during the last two Administrations. While we can agree that solving the problem requires interventions that are long term in nature, no one can argue against the assertion that a lot can be done now.

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Anyone would wonder about the fondness of President Rodrigo Duterte for the image of lions, colors red and white, and even the raised fist as shown evidently in his media interviews and public speeches. Unknown to many Filipinos, such symbolisms definitely ring a bell among Bedans. The cult-like tightness of Bedans for these symbols are attributed to the same traditions shared in San Beda’s more than a hundred years existence since 1901.

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Internal cleansing

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It is good that Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa heeded the call of Senator Panfilo Lacson to conduct an internal cleansing of the police service. Such cleansing needs the support of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno and President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Condom in schools?

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The DoH insists that the strategy it intends to use, which includes a sex education component, is evidenced-based as studies in other countries show that even in Catholics schools where such strategy was used, students who were into pre-marital sex did not increase, teenage pregnancies decreased, and cased of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS also decreased.

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