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Official statements from Malacañang Palace and President Rodrigo R. Duterte dismiss the possibility of a revolutionary government declaration any time soon. Even with such dismissal, some groups, particularly those identified with the political opposition, still saw it necessary to openly express their opposition to a revolutionary government for the Philippines.

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently announced that the enforcement of the rule on the use of motorcycle lanes along EDSA will once again be intensified.

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Rhetorical question

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The Philippine Congress has already passed Republic Act No. 8749 or the Clean Air Act way back in 1999. How well have the implementing agencies performed in the last 18 years?

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Win-win-win

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The likelihood of the Philippines having a new, better, and truly world-class international airport is increasing as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) already forwarded the unsolicited proposal of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) for a R700-billion international airport project in Bulakan, Bulacan to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board for evaluation and approval.

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Lifting the ban

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Will President Duterte adopt the recommendation of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) to lift the ban on open pit mining in our country or will he reject it and heed the call of environmental groups, including that of former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez, to retain the ban?

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Undercover

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The strategy of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to use “undercover passengers” in apprehending taxi drivers who resort to the illegal fare-contracting scheme is simple and effective. The same strategy should be used by other government agencies with law enforcement mandate. It can also be an effective strategy in dealing with the corruption problem in government.

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