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Taguig City has a new source of pride with the emergence of a new tower housing the unified Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on 5th Avenue corner 28th Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) district. The city mayor welcomed the physical merger of the two stock exchanges, which used to operate…

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AFTER weeks of hogging the headlines amid public outrage over the death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd in fraternity hazing rites last year, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has finally taken the important first steps needed to attain justice for its slain law freshman. On Sunday, UST announced the…

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In its “Declaration of Principles and State Policies,” the Constitution, in Article II, Sec. 26, declares, “the State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.” The seemingly innocuous phrase “as may be defined by law” has proven to…

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THE Palace is to be commended for protesting China’s naming of five features in the Philippine Rise, also known as Benham Rise. That vast undersea area in the Pacific is part of the Philippines’ continental shelf, therefore giving the country sovereign rights, including the economic exploitation of natural resources. Manila…

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PUBLIC officials should think carefully before making public statements. And media organizations should likewise study the statements carefully before publishing or broadcasting them. We are constrained to issue this cautionary note because of the proclivity of Filipino public officials to issue careless public statements to the media, and the media’s…

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Environment experts and concerned groups have been warning about the sorry state of sanitation on the tourist island of Boracay for years, but no high-level action to address the problem has been taken as aggressively as now. It took a coarse-talking President of the Republic, calling Boracay’s beach water a…

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Last week’s reported buffer stock shortage of state-subsidized (cheaper) rice gives renewed urgency for the government to overhaul the decades-old policy on the national staple. However, the National Food Authority (NFA) spins its story, the bottom line being that a shortage in subsidized rice in the market has led to…

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The signing of the total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait does not end the national conversation about the overseas workers program, or quiet down the high anxiety of the OFWs and their families today. This development should rather lead the nation to a wider…

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