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Data sentinels

The right to privacy versus the right to know. This is a collision course pitting an unstoppable force and an immovable object. But should there be a convergence point somewhere down the line, privacy must yield to the right of…

Social equity: ‘Delicate balancing act’

Ped xing A dizzying high-wire stunt, a tricky tightrope caper. What else could it be? It is definitely not a job for the faint-hearted. It was a perilous crossing, but our intrepid lawmakers in the lower house of Congress did…

Congress should help PNP go after rogues

Crame files INSTEAD of grandstanding, many of our lawmakers should join hands in passing a very strict law that will help the Philippine National Police fire rogues in uniform without giving them all the opportunity in the world to seek…

A busy leader makes people feel better

Self-rated poverty stayed at 44 percent based on a survey conducted by the Social Weather Station. The rate for December last year is the second lowest since 1983. It was at record low at 42 percent in September 2016. Both…

‘Pet bills’

CONGRESS resumed session last Monday (January 16), with the Senate pledging to pass 24 “pet bills” before the Lenten break in March. The so-called “pet bills” are actually non-controversial measures of the 24 members of the Upper Chamber of Congress,…

Fittingly, San Andres is up there with the best

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I LIKE to watch Kenneth San Andres ride his motorbike for the same reasons I like to see Manny Pacquiao fight, JuneMar Fajardo, shoot, Alyssa Valdez spike or Hidilyn Diaz lift weights. You get the feeling that you’ll remember them…

Warning sa mga alkalde

LALONG tumaas ang paghanga ng maraming alkalde sa buong bansa kay Pangulong Rody. Nang sabihin niya sa kanyang speech na ipapatawag niya ang lahat ng alkalde at ikukulong niya sa isang kuwarto para komprontahin sa problema ng illegal drugs, totoong…

Gawing ehemplo si Quezon Gov. David Suarez

HANGGANG ngayon usap-usapan ang ginawang pagpapatawag ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga mayor sa Malakanyang. Sa mga nakalipas na administrasyon kasi, nakangiti kapag lumalabas ng Palasyo ang mga ipinatatawag na elected government official. Kadalasan sa paglabas ng Malakanyang ay may…

Ethics complaint vs ‘D5’

SA Lunes, nakatakda nang magdesisyon ang Senate Ethics Committee sa pamumuno ni Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, sa kasong idinulog laban kay Senadora Leila De Lima. Alinsunod sa kaso, nilabag ni De Lima ang ilang probisyon ng Revised Penal…

‘Loan sharks’

AS an impoverished nation, the Philippines is teeming with “loan sharks,” who victimize the millions of needy Filipinos. Thus, it is heartening to note that the crusading Duterte administration has directed concerned state authorities to put an end to the…

7 Reincarnation stories that proved to be true

Reincarnation Story 1: The case of Purnima Ekanayake PSYCHOLOGY professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Iceland, Erlendur Haraldsson, researched the strange case of Purnima Ekanayake, a girl who claims to have been a manufacturer of…

Tetangco’s last SOBA?

EVERY January, the governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) traditionally renders to the banking community and other stakeholders what may be considered as the governor’s State of Banking Address (SOBA). This year, Gov. Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. delivered…

Babala ni Commissioner Faeldon sa publiko

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Kagaya ng kanyang pangako, sinimulan na ni Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon ang paglilinis sa hanay ng mga importer at broker. Mangangalap din ang BoC ng mga ebidensya para masampahan ng kaso ang mga tiwaling negosyante sa aduana. Bilang panimula, tinanggal…
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