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Dr. Jesus Lim Arranza

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Bad play: Changing pivot in mid-game

Among the more popular legislations passed under the administration of President Duterte is Republic Act 11223, or the Universal Health Care Law.

Solar Para sa Bayan franchise a power industry bane

 Although I had already expressed earlier my apprehensions on the ill effects of granting Solar Para sa...

Why I resigned as UCPB director

Being a member of the Board of Directors of United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) has its perks. Moreover,...

Letter to Supreme Court

I wrote a letter to the Supreme Court (SC) on January 10, 2019 to air my serious concerns over a case titled “SPS. FELIX...

Is the Solar Para sa Bayan franchise a virtual monopoly?

Let me start my first column for 2019 with my most heartfelt greetings for the New Year to everyone. Incidentally, though, I find my topic...

Public support needed to solve drug problem

The recent raid on a suspected shabu laboratory inside the exclusive Greenhills Subdivision in San Juan City tells us how drug lords have become...

Stop smuggling without sacrificing trade

The strict and real enforcement of customs laws by new Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero could be the long-awaited cure for the cancer of corruption...

Filing of case against Davidson Bangayan alias David Tan long overdue

Finally, the long wait is over. After five years of anxiously waiting for the government to file a case against Davidson Bangayan who is...

Military watch: A fresh start for BOC

They never saw it coming. Nor did it ever cross the mind of Bureau of Customs officials that one day, they will wake up...

Are political dynasties permanent fixtures in PHL politics?

It’s interesting, if not amusing, times again. The October 11 to 17 window for the filing of certificate of candidacy for those vying for elective...

Legislation in aid of election?

As chairman of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), I am perplexed, if not amused, of the bicameral conference committee vote approving the bill...

Everybody rise for rice

Rice is not only a staple food in the Philippines. For most Filipinos, it is essential for survival. The source of over 70 percent...

Who’s afraid of mandatory standard?

In my July 12, 2018, column, I discussed the issue on the need to place flat glass back on the list of items under...

Rationalize the retirement program

Retirement is an issue that is close to my heart, not only because I am also a retiree, but rather because the program can...

Congratulations Madam Speaker

I am amazed at former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s election as the 25th Speaker of the House of Representatives. The developments...

Mandatory product standard for flat glass saves lives and the industry

As chairman of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), I find it an obligation to raise our concern over the lifting of flat glass...

Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines: Living life with a purpose

At 76 years old, I am not surprised if some of my new acquaintances would ask where I get the energy to pursue my...

How secure are security guards?

How sure are you that the security guard you hired to secure your properties is financially and emotionally secure? Chances are, if he is...

What happened to Davidson Bangayan a.k.a. David Tan?

I must have been so preoccupied with my various advocacies and work that I didn’t even notice the years that passed since I appeared...

Birthdays and Competition. What’s First?

Birthdays are special moments that should not only be remembered as the day we first saw light, but these are also days that we...
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