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Common tower policy restricts telecom open access

Many people blame Globe Telecom Inc. and PLDT Inc.’s Jurassic telecom infrastructures for the country’s slow Internet connectivity. The duopolistic stranglehold that these companies...

Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part  Eight Perpetuating hatred and vengeance against Marcos FEARING that history will judge the wisdom and authenticity of the Marcos 1973 Constitution, President Cory Aquino, whose government...

Stock Market 012: Bottoms

The Philippine Stock Exchange Composite index (PSEi) may be hitting a bottom from its nine-month decline, and that is good. This may only be...

To serve and give one’s life

In this world of dreams of wealth, power and fame, what is absolutely irreplaceable for the disciples of Jesus in terms of substance and...

Anakalusugan: Your new health-care partner 

Political parties are part of the electoral process in the Philippines, which enables small political parties and marginalized and underrepresented sectors to obtain possible...

No ‘green jobs’ without just transformation

The Philippines is probably the first Asian country to enact a law on “green jobs” based on the definition given in a study conducted...

Maximizing agriculture’s economic opportunities

One of the President’s campaign promises was to make food affordable and accessible to all Filipinos. This is also included in Duterte’s 10-point socioeconomic...

Paul Allen, Microsoft’s cofounder, is dead at 65

Paul G. Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle...

The last Christians

(Delivered by Ambassador Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in...

The independence and accountability of the Insurance Commission

Insurance supervision is “the monitoring of insurance companies’ behavior, and intermediaries to a large extent, including their compliance with insurance rules and regulations, including...

A saint for our times

Archbishop Oscar Romero in his Christmas Eve homily in 1978 said, “No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor. The self-sufficient,...

Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part Seven Martial-law period poorly misunderstood "To this day, the martial-law period remains poorly understood, to put it mildly. There are still many who feel strongly...

Oil price prediction

When asked about the future direction of oil prices, as I am frequently, I take the safe approach of “no one really knows.” That...

Deficiency and delinquency interest, clarified

Before the amendment introduced by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, the imposition of deficiency and delinquency interest on late payment...

‘Let us avoid rocking the boat’

We have a fairly strong economy, and our growth at more than 6 percent remains one of the fastest in the world. However, soaring...

Sec. Dominguez and interest rate realities

It is going to be a hard sell to the critics of the Duterte administration and to those who are ignorant about how the...

Uncertain times

The economist’s story about a possible recession is also a call for global economies to “start preparing now, while it still can.” As far...

‘No to nuclear weapons’

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the first globally applicable multilateral agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons.  It is also the...
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