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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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After repeatedly declaring for weeks that he was weaning the country from its dependence on the US, President Rodrigo Duterte officially pivoted to China during his state visit last week, declaring that “only China can help us.” That, however, shouldn’t necessarily be bad news for the US. For one, having…

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The “excellent” satisfaction and trust rating garnered by President Rodrigo Duterte in the recent nationwide survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS) and Pulse Asia surveys is proof that Duterte still has his finger on the nation’s pulse. Clearly, the slew of political controversies during Duterte’s first 100 days…

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirade against the US for criticizing his tactics to wipe out the country’s illegal drug trade is a legitimate push back at America’s “double standard” not just on human rights but also on the treatment of its so-called allies. Echoing the sentiment of many American civil rights…

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It used to be that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) problem was only something you read in the newspapers or watched on TV. But when it started hitting close to home, you knew that HIV has become a major public health issue for ordinary Filipinos. In the past month alone,…

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Indonesians are better off than Filipinos. Unlike Filipinos who have to wait for two months just to book an appointment at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Indonesians can get their own Philippine passports – and faster – for a fee. No wonder our passport has very little credibility abroad.…

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Well, not right away, at least. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has until November 10, 2016 to see whether Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, the wholly-owned domestic subsidiary of Dutch multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc., will finally comply with its obligation under Republic Act (RA) 8479 or the Oil Deregulation…

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The move of US President Barack Obama abruptly canceling his scheduled meeting and initially refusing to shake hands with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Laos, is being overhyped by the western media and even by some local journalists as a rare international…

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President Rodrigo Duterte accomplished in less than a month what PNoy promised but failed to do during his entire 6-year presidency: pass a Freedom of Information (FOI) measure. Fulfilling his promise of transparency, Duterte issued barely a month after taking office, the landmark Executive Order (EO) No. 2 on freedom…

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