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Concern for mall workers

THE government deserves the support of the public as it exerts its best efforts to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the working class, the creator of wealth in society. Thus, we doff our hat to Labor Secretary Silvestre…

Wildlife trafficking

LIKE human smuggling, wildlife trafficking remains a major problem in this impoverished but manpower-exporting Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 million English-speaking people. Aware of this, Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), has…

Erring cops

PEOPLE should welcome the proposed creation of a truly independent body to go after scalawags and misfits in the 160,000-member Philippine National Police (PNP) without fear or favor. It is also important to emphasize that although the proposed office is…

Shredding red tape

Bureaucratic red tape is corruption with a soft glove. It is the deliberate and systematic delay in the delivery of government service. With the expectation that those who are inconvenienced would come across. And this is decidedly injurious to both…

Homelessness

THE country’s housing needs are expected to balloon to a staggering 6.8 million by 2022, when the six-year administration of crusading and hard-hitting President Rodrigo R. Duterte ends. In fact, every year, the housing needs keep on swelling along with…

Needless comment

The last time we checked ours was still a government of laws and not of men. Due process still in effect. Our judicial system still working with clockwork regularity. In short, the whole system of crime and punishment has not…

SPED centers

THE government, through the Department of Education (DepEd), now faces one of its greatest challenges with the mushrooming number of children with special needs in various parts of the country. What’s disturbing is the fact that only two percent of…

Illegal dumpsites

SADDENING and lamentable are reports that a lot of local government units (LGUs) across the country still maintain open dumpsites, which are prohibited under Republic Act (RA) No. 9003. That’s why nobody was surprised when the Department of Environment and…

Speaking sparingly

As a general rule, the Supreme Court speaks through its decisions. True, it conducts regular press briefings to make public its policies, actions, and clarifications. But its decisions are not only the collective voice of its justices. In fact, they…

Next DSWD head

UNKNOWN to many, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) administers to the mushrooming needs of millions of poor and needy Filipinos, including the elderly and victims of natural and man-made calamities. In fact, one in five Filipinos is…

Surging ahead

What does the latest economic growth figure tell us? What else? That the economic advance is impervious to if not buttressed by the administration’s tough campaign against crime, corruption, and terrorism. These three factors historically impact negatively on the country’s…

Smoking ban

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on the country’s local government officials, notably governors and mayors, to enforce the nationwide smoking ban. Health conscious Filipinos considered it a government priority to go after violators of…

Anti-drug war

THE total war on illegal drugs continues to take its toll on the 160,000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP), reminding the government that it has unfinished business with the Filipino people. Records show that since July 1, 2016, the bloody war…

Total outrage

It’s reason for being, quite obviously, is public convenience. Given this reality, state approval to operate is almost a foregone conclusion. That’s why the government promptly allowed specialized transport company to operate in the first place. Considering the public need…

Need for drug tests

DUE to the gravity of the problem, the drug menace still worries the government and the Filipino people more than a year after hard-hitting President Duterte assumed the top political post of the land. But like other well-meaning people, we…
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