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‘Yang debate

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Hindi na natigil ang debate sa ating bansa. Kung minsan ay tinatawag itong “pagtatalo.” Matagal nang ugali yata ito ng mga Pinoy. Ang nauna at hanggang ngayon ay pinagdedebatehan pa ay kung natulungan nga ba ng pambansang pamahalaan ang bayan…

Urgent appeal to lawmakers

I believe it is now high time for our lawmakers to pass a legislation that will give the chief of the Philippine National Police ‘extra powers’ to order the detention of rogues in the police service in order to prevent…

Empowering the lay faithful

I ADDRESS this chapter especially to the members of the clergy. During this year of the laity we cannot escape talking about the empowerment of the lay faithful. It should be obvious that we need an empowered laity. The opposite…

Incredible mouth of Vice Mayor Mercado

SA ilalim ng ating batas, kailan maaaring tumestigo o maging testigo ang isang tao? Ayon sa Section 18 (Qualification of Witnesses), Paragraph 3 (Testimonial Evidence), Rule 130 (Admissibility of Evidence) ng ating Rules of Court, “All persons who, having organs…

How prepared are we, really?

AS I am typing this piece, the compound of the National Press Club (NPC) is being readied for our program to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the infamous 2009 “Ampatuan Massacre” thru a torch parade and afterwards, a night of…

Mali ang ‘kinalaban’

BAGO ang lahat, nagpapasalamat tayo kay CIDG director, Benjamin Magalong, sa kanyang mainit na pagtanggap kahapon sa ‘delegasyon’ namin nina NPC Pres. Joel Sy Egco at VP Benny Antiporda sa Camp Crame. “Nagbigay-pugay” ang liderato ng NPC kay Dir. Magalong…

Mga ‘hawshaw’ na kontratista sa PNP housing

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BAKA sakali tayo’y pakinggan ng mga nagbibingi-bingihang kinauukulan kaya idulog natin muli ang kalagayan ng ating 150,000 kagawad ng Philippine National Police (PNP). Ang tinutukoy po natin ay iyang housing program para sa PNP members. Sa kabila ng government budget…

Paging mayor OCA,MPD chief, rizal PD!

THE PNP has begun bragging about their data-driven decision-making in identifying performers and non-performers. Four out of five Metro Manila district commanders were sacked because of this performance audit. This is the result of a command conference held in Camp…

Emergency powers ni Noy kasangkapan sa 2016 polls?

INAPRUBAHAN na ng ating mga mambabatas ang hinihiling ng Malakanyang na emergency powers para kay Pangulong Aquino. Nakuha ni Aquino ang emergency powers dahil sa paniwala ng lawmakers, kailangan ito ng Pangulo para malutas ang napipintong power crisis sa bansa.…

Koleksiyon ng BOC, apektado ng port congestion

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HABANG papalapit ang Pasko at pagtatapos ng taon, may mga lingkod bayan na malamang na hindi na nakakatulog nang mahimbing. Ang iba siguro ay ninenerbiyos na. Ito ang mga opisyal at empleyado na nagtatrabaho sa mga opisinang sakop ng tinatawag…

Traffic enforcer pusher pala!

NADADAGDAGAN pa ang mga bayan at probinsiya na tumututol sa “marijuana legalization.” Officially, kasama na natin ngayon ang Dagupan City sa hayagang pagtutol sa marijuana legalization sa ating bansa. Sabi nga, ibinandera na ng Dagupan City ang kanilang lantarang pakikipaglaban…

Guam basketball benefits from PH caging

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LAST year, I remember doing a piece on this subject matter, how Philippine basketball has helped and continues to help develop the sport in Guam, at that time, there was a women’s basketball team that played tune-up games here against…

The intriguing farm (3c): BVIs?

The previous column touched on “offshore trust” which operates on the basis of the English Common Law, and provides the trust principals with greater levels of security, legal protection and utmost privacy (http://www .taxhavensguide.com/offshore-trust.php). In today’s column I share what…
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