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A record of landmark social legislations

It’s my privilege to have the Social Security Act of 2018 enacted during my watch having been an intimate observer and at times participant...

The new laws: It’s about time

IN the past week, President Duterte has signed into law some 19 measures. Our question is, why has it taken so long for...

The stuff you post

Much has been said of the Commission on Election’s recent foray into establishing a rudimentary regulatory framework for...

Why does press freedom matter?

Dear brothers and sisters, an important pillar of democracy is a free press. If a man is...

Writing enchantment

I am writing my second book, after the first one—called The Last Sacristan Mayor and the Most...

‘Blind rearmament can’t be the answer’

People who grew up during the Cold War era know that an all-out nuclear war was the ultimate nightmare. It would kill hundreds...

Rice Tariffication Law, a death knell to PHL’s rice industry

It’s sad to reminisce the time when the country basked in the glory of being Asia’s agricultural hotshot....

The dramatic moment of the Marcos presidency

The dramatic moment of the Marcos presidency came just past 9 a.m. on February 24, 1986, after...

Success or failure: What’s the difference?

If you are thinking that this is going to be a self-help thing, not a chance. If you...

Unions’ anxieties over industry 4.0

Like their counterparts from Europe and North America, the trade unions in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific...

Love…? Love!

WE heard last Sunday the paradoxical beatitude, “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude...

Protecting the P200-billion hog-raising industry

Pork is popular in the Philippines, and this is evident in the many Filipino dishes that use it as ingredient. Lechon, for example,...

PCC @ 3: A disruptor among disruptors

By Atty. Macario R. de Claro Jr. "Disruption” and “disruptive innovation” are buzzwords making...

Financial Sector Assessment Program

The Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) is a joint initiative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the...

Saving civilians – The UN peacekeeping mandate, in case we’ve forgotten

(Speech delivered by MS. KIRA CHRISTIANNE D. AZUCENA, Chargé d’Affaires, during the General Debate on the 2019 C-34 Substantive...

On the compulsory SSS membership for OFWs

Not all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) know this but pretty soon they would have to become members of...

Residency requirement

The implementation of the residency requirement for candidates might prove to be one of the more interesting and controversial aspects of the May 2019...

The pork barrel monster

With the horrors of pork barrel continuing to inflict themselves upon us, almost helpless citizens, let us recall what happened in 2013, the year...
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