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NEWS that 48 Chinese-made coaches for the Metro Rail Transit 3 line are utterly useless is infuriating at the very least. It’s a tremendous waste of taxpayers’ money – P526 million – on what was supposed to be the solution to the daily sufferings of Metro Manila commuters. The trains…

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Through the expedient of giving the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the lead role in all operations in the war on illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte may have found the right response to the many issues bugging his presidency and the drug war. The new directive is contained in a…

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Juan Andres Bautista finally resigned on Wednesday as chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), “with deep sadness” and “with much prayer and discernment.” Let it not be said, however, that the nation owed him a favor for his decision to step down, which was, in fact, long overdue because…

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The World Bank has commended the Philippines’ support system for its overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as a model for other Southeast Asian countries, and as a vehicle for regional economic integration. This is significant and far-reaching. It proves that our government is doing the right thing in pressing forward with…

ABSURD PROPOSAL VS FAKE NEWS:

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Who would have thought that the fake news controversy, which is essentially about falsehood, would give birth to so many lunatic ideas, absurd proposals and totalitarian posturing? To mention some of them: one proposal is for Congress to create an information police; another is a ban on fake news;…

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The so-called “Double 10” celebration in Taiwan seems like a good occasion to revisit the “One China” policy adopted by most countries, including the Philippines. We say so because the celebration appears to confuse what that policy actually means, even among some of the more educated people in society. There…

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Factories are humming again in America, Canada, China, Japan, Europe minus the UK, even in North Korea, where machines are churning out garments using China-made textiles. In the US, the manufacturing index hit a 13-year high of 60.8 in September on the back of strong conditions, even as some sectors…

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HOUSE Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas has another eyebrow-raising proposal: the establishment of a Philippine Legislative Police, or PLP, a dedicated force to provide security to senators and congressmen. The proposed House Bill 6208 is supposed to make Congress more independent, as it would no longer depend on the Philippine…

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Factories are humming again in America, Canada, China, Japan, Europe minus the UK, even in North Korea, where machines are churning out garments using China-made textiles. In the US, the manufacturing index hit a 13-year high of 60.8 in September on the back of strong conditions, even as some sectors…

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