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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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THE turn of events in the bicameral deliberations on the P3.77-trillion 2018 national budget is worrisome, with congressional leaders raising the specter of a re-enacted budget by January if a dispute over the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is not resolved. The dispute centers on…

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The advisory issued this week by global vaccines leader Sanofi Pasteur against using its own dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, on people who have had no prior infection only confirms what some health officials and advocates have been warning us about all along. Sanofi Pasteur informed the Philippine Department of Health (DoH)…

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The plan of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to tap Japanese assistance and Sumitomo’s re-engagement to rehabilitate Metro Rail Transit Line 3 is the wisest and most practical idea by far for quickly restoring the rail commuter service’s capability to serve its half-million passengers daily. The MRT line has broken…

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Few causes are worthy of a global consensus, and one of them is a nuclear-free North Korea. Last week, US President Donald Trump announced more sanctions against Pyongyang, and declared it a state sponsor of terrorism. Mr. Trump cited the death an American student who was detained in North Korea…

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THE protracted House justice committee hearings on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno are becoming a national embarrassment. If the goal of the hearings is to boost the credibility of the effort to remove Sereno from office, the threat of the justice committee chairman, Rep. Reynaldo Umali,…

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We support the plans of the Duterte administration to ease foreign ownership limitations in various industries as a way of attracting more investments in the economy, spurring competition and creating more jobs. This welcome and exciting news about opening up the economy to greater foreign participation is vital to sustaining…

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POPE Francis’ visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh this week have the potential to be a defining moment for the Argentine Pontiff’s global outreach. This journey to the lands straddling the historical region of Bengal is a curiosity among papal visits. In both countries, Christians, let alone Catholics, are a minority.…

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The Communist Party of the Philippines has run out of political capital, along with the goodwill it once enjoyed from the Duterte government. President Rodrigo Duterte has formally terminated peace negotiations with the communist group, citing the rebels’ failure to show sincerity in pursuing the peace process. The President signed…

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