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Once upon a time, the problem encountered by cab riders during the Yuletide season would be hailing a cab that would take them to their destination without demanding a fixed and excessively high fare, a prohibited practice known as “kontrata.” That is, if the cab even bothers to stop at…

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One of the many Davao rules that went national soon after the Duterte administration took over is the regulation of late night karaoke sessions, especially in tightly-packed residential communities. Another Davao rule that ought to go national is the existing ban on noisy, loud, or ear-piercing modified mufflers (commonly known…

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AFTER being unceremoniously booted from the Cabinet, Vice President Leni Robredo and her Liberal Party bosses are trying to spin her banishment from Malacañang as part of an alleged plot to “steal” the vice presidency from her. “I will not allow the vice presidency to be stolen,” Robredo declared in…

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CHIEF Inspector JovieEspenido, the chief of police of Albuera, Leyte, summed up the integrity and credibility crisis facimg the Philippine National Police (PNP) when he said: “Again, I say [that] I don’t want to convince anybody. Pero sa totoo lang po, walang drugs kung walang pulis na involved [Bur the…

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WHAT drives a man to take his own life? In the case of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Director Francisco “Jun” Villa Jr., it was, in his own words, the unbearable pressure to approve contracts without proper bidding and procedure. The alleged culprit? None other than his boss, ERC chairman and…

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IT has been 30 long years since the EDA People Power Revolution toppled former President Ferdinand Marcos. Yet, the same political and economic problems being heaped on the Marcos regime–-graft and corruption, widespread poverty, political dynasties, and crony capitalism–-continue to hound our nation. In the past three decades, we have…

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STOPPING “endo”–an acronym for the “end-of-contract” employment scheme–was a popular campaign platform during the last elections. Now with President Rodrigo Duterte at the helm, he has vowed to take on “endo” like he did his war on drugs, with this warning: “Stop labor contractualization or I kill you.” But that’s…

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“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” This famous adage embodies the core economic principle that it is impossible for a man to get something for nothing. No resource is free because no resource is limitless. If the government hands out cash to a so-called poor household, it’s…

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