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Disturbing development

IT seems that when no one is looking, some foreign nationals in the country go into large-scale importation, manufacture and distribution of shabu and other dangerous drugs. In fact, various quarters, including government drug busters, said that foreigners are greatly…

Long overdue

IT is truly unfortunate that the Philippines, one of the world’s major exporters of quality health professionals, is still teeming with jobless and underemployed registered nurses. What saddens most Filipinos, notably parents, is the fact that other nurses are forced…

Air traffic woes

WELL-meaning government officials have time and again proposed various measures aimed at addressing the country’s seemingly worsening air traffic problems. One of the officials, Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, now wants the government to allow private plane owners to…

Air traffic woes

WELL-meaning government officials have time and again proposed various measures aimed at addressing the country’s seemingly worsening air traffic problems. One of the officials, Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, now wants the government to allow private plane owners to…

Illegal fishing

ALARMING and disturbing are reports that illegal fishing remains a major headache of the authorities in some parts of the Philippines. This, despite the government’s serious campaign against illegal fishing activities, like dynamite and cyanide fishing, throughout the country. It…

When nature steps in

So it rained on your New Year parade. So what? It did not stop the revelry; it only muted the explosive celebration. The good thing is, there were fewer firecracker injuries, and the air was spared the thick and toxic…

Vital and timely

UNKNOWN to many, the lack of school buildings is one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the delivery of quality education in various public schools across the country. And some sectors attributed the problem to the inability of the national…

Russian offer

When you are under fire, and somebody offers to come to your aid, do you pause to find out who your rescuer is? Of course, not. The descent and polite way is to acknowledge and accept the offer. Under such…

Farmers, fishers in 4Ps?

IN the Philippines, there’s no denying that 40 percent of the 11.8 million farmers and fishermen live below the so-called poverty line. And note that poverty incidence is highest in the country’s agriculture sector, which employs about a third of…

Poor patients

DOUBTLESS, the government, through concerned offices and agencies, has concrete plans of action on how to meet the mushrooming medical needs of the many poor. And the people, particularly the poor, ought to expect the best in the days ahead…

FOI bill

THE freedom of information (FOI) bill is supposed to improve transparency and help eliminate graft and corruption in the government. But it is disheartening to note that the proposed legislation has languished in Congress for many years, drawing the ire…

PH population

PROJECTIONS that the country’s population will reach 105.7 million by the end of this year provide a major challenge for concerned government offices and agencies. Using official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Commission on Population (POPCOM) said…

Anti-drug war

IN some places, the drug monster continues to make unnecessary inroads into the solidarity of the Filipino family. Admittedly, however, the Duterte government is winning the all-out war against drug trafficking and drug abuse. President Duterte attributed the decrease in…

Anti-drugs war

IN some places, the drug monster continues to make unnecessary inroads into the solidarity of the Filipino family. Admittedly, however, the Duterte government is winning the all-out war against drug trafficking and drug abuse. President Duterte attributed the decrease in…

Writing fin to fins

The New Year is not only about renewal; it is about conservation. Every New Year is a sign an animal in the Chinese calendar. The reference to animal has to do with the nature of events and circumstances of the…
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