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https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ihZCuz7azMqWBKqXx3JPq?si=IEsjLtpLQMO-Gi6hTcB15A THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has signaled its desire to have greater involvement of consumer groups in its policymaking and regulatory concerns by drastically reducing the requirements for recognition of consumer organizations. As the agency primarily responsible for consumer welfare in the Philippines, the DTI's...

DA should not bend to group bullying

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4HtE1EnMj1QHA07aTfldYX?si=-v5EqGcYRmCFooQRUS1nTA ACCORDING to news reports this week, the agricultural group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) has threatened to sue the Department of Agriculture (DA) if it does not halt imports...

How will motorcycle taxis practice physical distancing?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3WXHH8a2SKsDzDzQ2ayspt?si=7gwTn47ZTMS1sJm7C7jLqQ EITHER the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is serious about enforcing physical distancing under its Covid-management program or it is merely joking about...

Why did PH not join in rejecting international right to abortion?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7xOTKMiCdJ6wcTt2FEuM4q?si=e7nW_lc6RXaEh2ycy6DRdQ THE Philippine Constitution provides in Article 2, Section 11 and 12: “Section 11: The state values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights;” “Section 12:...

Relish positive news about economic recovery forecast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3HGUKcBopygO7B4xvtk8iw?si=VZvN1znBSvq2H8olOrAnQw Good news may seem like a rare commodity these days. And we heard some from Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez 3rd and others who spoke at The Manila Times...

Suicides should not be politicized

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4AQWlBrDzRXmwE2AjnJzk3?si=0Os4l6nISJm648Z_tKQ58A ON Tuesday, the Department of Education (DepEd) issued a statement regarding recent reports of a number of suicides among teachers and students in different parts of the country, warning...

Did Cayetano as speaker cause tangled affairs of 30th SEA Games?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5o6JiWSar9NknqtbcGy1dh?si=k7g_yvDOTV64kit-wCoCsw THE figure of former House speaker Alan Peter Cayetano looms large in the tangled affairs of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and the questionable role that the...

USAid grant: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Yg7J5JOkidR1qPNWOwPag?si=decT_sGfTfGjD5jImEH1Lw IT has long been fashionable in some circles here to regard the real or imagined involvement of the United States in Philippine affairs with disdain, an attitude that has...

Problems with distance learning system must be thoroughly investigated

https://open.spotify.com/episode/624XuNSo8kaXjJsDasEAGX?si=o8Z4IflhRCO8GQ04rWIFVA SINCE the beginning of the current academic year, which began on October 5 after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been a multitude of complaints about...

US papers war vs Great Barrington Declaration to their own discredit

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ku5nlYfgXgVJlSMIJXOsn?si=DyOwuH6gRhqrk0lrThZ3ZQ ON October 9, The Manila Times published an editorial, entitled “IATF should read and heed message of Great Barrington Declaration.” We thought it important to highlight the well-considered counsel of...

Ombudsman should close the book on 30th SEA Games

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2lIQDOk9L3n5rVLg6hBNLL?si=5qP_z_8oRqq4KvSIQWf0bQ HISTORICALLY, the republic has not hosted or organized an international sports competition as big or as costly as the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in December 2019. It says in...

Duterte visits parents’ tomb

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte visited the tomb of his parents in Davao City on Wednesday night. He was accompanied by Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go based...

Beermen escape Bolts, 89-82

THE defending champions San Miguel Beermen pulled off a huge comeback en route to an 89-82 win over the Meralco Bolts in the PBA...

Esperon backs ‘red-tagging’ officials

NATIONAL Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Wednesday expressed support for two officials, under fire for "red-tagging" personalities, for their crusade against progressive groups...

Another DepEd module slammed

THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday clarified that the modules with “hugot lines” slammed by a film director did not come from the...

Death toll from ‘Quinta’ up to 14 — OCD

THE death toll in the aftermath of typhoon "Quinta" (international name: Molave) rose to 14, with 21 injured and seven persons missing, disaster authorities...

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