Ounce of wisdom for lawmakers

CONGRESS has power of the purse. Most of the time, lawmakers think appropriation is the cure for all dilemmas. Last week, members of the House of Representatives thought this way while addressing the issues faced by migrant workers but a government executive gave them an ounce of wisdom.

Bicycles, not cars, key to transport woes

COMMUTERS should be looking at bicycles instead of used cars amid the lack of public transportation. Agreeing to reports that used car sales are expected to rise sharply due to the COVID-19 pandemic, transport consultant Robert Siy said public transport capacity has been severely reduced because of the new seating capacity limits.

Enormous financial debt

THERE’S nothing wrong with borrowing as long as we can pay it. Loans are especially important if they are meant to fund urgent matters. Our country is in the middle of a crisis brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and it is running out of funds to respond to the outbreak.

Second wave ng COVID-19 mapanganib

IWASAN muna sana ni Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya ang pagkumento sa posibleng pagpapatupad ng General Community Quarantine (GCQ) sa Metro Manila habang walang opisyal na pahayag ang Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) ukol dito.