The Manila Times

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It may not be the only answer to the problem of unemployment, but it is certainly one of the best. The tourism industry can provide all the opportunities needed to create jobs for the millions of Filipinos who are unemployed and/or underemployed. We must not ignore one obvious fact: the…

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Yesterday’s Business Inquirer gives the good news that the administration is working on it. “Gov’t allots P29B for tourism infrastructure” by Riza T. Olchondra tells of P12 billion being spent this year and P17 billion in 2014 on a tourism infrastructure program to connect tourist spots to major roadways. Being…

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At this point, unless 10 senatorial candidates self-destruct, they are all set to win in the May 13 election. Of the 10, eight are from the LP-led coalition and two are from the UNA. This means that two slots, the 11th to 12th place, are still up for grabs and…

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MANILA: After Team UNA spokesman Tobias Tiangco asked the Commission on Elections to find out who were paying for all those pre-election surveys because they were not covered under campaign guidelines, the poll body ordered the firms to disclose the names of those who paid for those surveys (Matikas Santos,…

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The conversion of a municipality to a component city does not allow a municipal mayor who has served for three consecutive terms to run for city mayor immediately thereafter. The municipal mayor of Digos, Davao del Sur, won and served for three terms, in 1992, 1995, and 1998. During his…

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brilliantes Jr. continues to make fools out of Filipinos by announcing the other day that Smartmatic, Inc. and Dominion Voting Systems have settled their case filed in an arbitration court in the United States that will result in the delivery of the crucial “source code,”…

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Popular TV show host Willie Revillame, movie actress and former beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez and a host of other entertainment personalities descended on Cebu City recently to shore up the bid of controversial movie starlet and now talent manager Annabel Rama to represent the first congressional district of Cebu City.…

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IT seems that runnning from the authorities is becoming a fad or trend for criminals or people wanted by the law these days. Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother Mario, former AFP general Jovito Palparan, Di­nagat Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr., and housing magnate Delfin Lee are nowhere to be…

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First of two parts A week ago, this writer urged Catholic prelates to announce that perpetrators of computerized fraud through the automated election system (AES) would be excommunicated. The moral and religious bases for that call are two-fold. First, God endowed humanity with freedom and dignity, and elections are one…