LAST March 19 was the third anniversary of the implementation of Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), which is much maligned by Leftist and populist groups in the country. RTL's effectivity is for six years and, thus, last March 19 was the mid-point of its implementation.

Unlike in the previous years when its anniversary was met with vitriolic criticisms from its professional detractors, the verbal assault seems to be muted this time. Why is this so?

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