Editorial

‘Economic cha-cha’ a step in the right direction

May 28, 2015 11:10 pm

WE are encouraged by the action of the House of Representatives earlier this week in quickly passing the so-called economic cha-cha (charter change) bill, formally called Resolution of Both Houses 1 (RBH-1), through its second reading. This advances the charter change measure one step farther in the legislative process than it has ever reached before, and improves the chances – if only very slightly – that the constitutional amendment will become a reality.

RBH-1, which was co-authored by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Sen. Ralph Recto, seeks to enable the removal of constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership of Philippine businesses…

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Show us the money

May 27, 2015 11:19 pm

REPORTS of the sustained government underspending bolster the observation that the economy is growing despite President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd. On Monday, the Department of Finance released data showing that in the first quarter of 2015, public spending once again … Read more »

The calamity right under our noses

May 26, 2015 10:49 pm

IN our workplace, and we suspect the vast majority of others in Metro Manila, the most popular topic of conversation to begin or end a workday is the horrible state of the city’s transportation infrastructure. Every day, at least one … Read more »

Senator Marcos gives OPAPP a deserved scolding

May 25, 2015 10:55 pm

PRESIDENT Benigno S Aquino’s peace process people deserved the scolding Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos gave them at the Senate committee on local government hearing yesterday. Marcos chairs that committee. He said the people of the Office of the Presidential Assistant … Read more »

Criminal stupidity at the DSWD

May 24, 2015 11:03 pm

JUST when we thought no misstep of our government could ever appall us anymore, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted last week that up to P165 million in cash donations for Typhoon Yolanda relief and recovery efforts … Read more »

Pentecost and BS Aquino

May 23, 2015 10:47 pm

THE foremost gift that the Holy Spirit, whose coming to the Apostles which our Holy Mother and the Mother of the Church witnessed, is the spirit of truth. With Holy Spirit, the power to see reality almost with the eyes … Read more »

Obama’s military policy in Asia getting interesting

May 22, 2015 11:06 pm

MANY of us Filipinos have been angered by being made to feel helpless by China’s takeover of our reefs in the West Philippine Sea, reclaiming them and making islands out of them, and then building airstrips and garrisons and other … Read more »

Obama’s military policy in Asia getting interesting

May 22, 2015 9:40 pm

MANY of us Filipinos have been angered by being made to feel helpless by China’s takeover of our reefs in the West Philippine Sea, reclaiming them and making islands out of them, and then building airstrips and garrisons and other … Read more »

The right thing to do

May 21, 2015 11:08 pm

IT is not without a great measure of relief, as well as a little pride, with which we greeted the news yesterday that Malaysia and Indonesia decided to follow the lead of the Philippines and agreed to rescue and provide … Read more »

We can make better use of our rivers and lakes

May 20, 2015 10:48 pm

FOR people surrounded by water, we Filipinos do not seem to appreciate rivers, lakes, or even the sea. And yet, those natural resources may hold the key to the solutions of so many of our problems. Take traffic congestion in … Read more »