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In a definite win for the Duterte administration, Fitch Ratings on Monday gave the Philippines a credit-rating upgrade that could only be seen as a validation of the government’s economic policy. Fitch, one of the “Big 3” credit rating agencies and the most pessimistic on the Philippines’ creditworthiness, joined Standard…

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THE nation was gifted yesterday with three congressional hearings, namely: the continuation of the House justice committee hearings on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno; that of the Senate blue ribbon committee on the controversy/scandal over the P 3.5 billion government purchase of the uncertified…

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More than saber-rattling and trading insults can achieve, quiet and calm diplomacy may have a better chance of cooling the fever and tensions in the Korean peninsula which now threaten to spiral into a full-blown war. Last week, there was promising and encouraging news that the United Nations, through one…

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The controversy generated by the now discredited dengue vaccine program of the previous administration, followed by the recent recall of the vaccine itself, threatens to have consequences far beyond Philippine shores. This monumental mistake by the Aquino-era Health Secretary Janette Garin is likely to further embolden the global anti-vaccine movement,…

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De La Salle University’s exemplary gesture of lighting up its main building fronting Taft Avenue blue as its way of congratulating long-time bitter rival Ateneo for winning the UAAP men’s basketball championship could only be a signal the animosity between the two educational institutions in both sports and academics is…

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Whatever you may call it – scandal, conspiracy, scam, or deal – the Dengvaxia controversy must be fully investigated until it finds satisfactory closure. The investigation or inquiry will be best carried out by the Department of Justice (DoJ), in collaboration with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). They are…

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INFLATION slowed down to 3.3 percent in November and is forecast to continue at this low level until the end of the year and beyond. This will make Filipino families’ Christmas shopping less inhibited, boosting this year’s holiday season cheer. As reported in our Business Times headline story on Wednesday…

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Deliberations on the first package of the Duterte administration’s tax reform bill – dubbed the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Bill – are on the final stretch, with representatives of the two houses of Congress locked in bicameral conference committee meetings to hammer out a final version for…

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As we approach the close of another year in the life of our nation, we are inclined to agree with those among our countrymen who contend that the time has come for the administration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd and the Liberal Party to settle accounts with the nation. This…

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How can the public check whether the Philippine economy is truly growing as many analysts and media organizations have lately been reporting? Could the contrary be true, as the yellow cult and the opposition are saying: that this is “fake news”? They contend that the Duterte administration’s strategy of “Build,…

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