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Rise of freelance work force

Both houses of Congress are currently deliberating a priority bill of the Duterte administration: a proposed legislation strengthening the “security of tenure” of paid...

Myths and monsters

When the automation of elections was first conceived of, and the needed legislation passed, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was fully onboard with the...

Resolving the Nationwide Online Lottery System controversy

Calling a one-year contract extension for a lotto online system provider of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) a “sweetheart deal” or “anomalous” without...

The day the flood came

A Seeress by the name of Sylph Morningstar predicted it – the flood. Over cinnamon and talks of myths, the writing witch talked of...

Communicating the 500 years of faith

As we embark on our journey toward our celebration of 500 years of Christianity in our country, we should prepare ourselves by strengthening and...

Taiwan is not the origin of illegal drugs to PHL

I am writing in response to your article, titled “House panel, NBI open parallel probes into P6.8-billion shabu smuggling,” published online by the BusinessMirror...

The politics of rice trading

Three weeks after President Duterte asked Congress in his State of the Nation Address to prioritize the approval of the rice-tariffication measure, the House...

The next cycle crisis has begun

Earthquakes can create disasters, which have plagued civilizations from earliest times. The first recorded tremor happened in 1831 BC in China’s Shandong province. But when...

A US lawmaker and the Aquino regime spread fake news to destroy...

Conclusion Cory secretly ordered the investigation of Enrile THE cruelty that the yellows did on the Marcoses did not spare even former Senate President Juan Ponce...

On federalism: It’s the economy, stupid!

This may be a trivial deviation from political strategist James Carville’s campaign handle (“the economy, stupid”) for former US President Bill Clinton during the...

Flesh for the life of the world

Not shunning controversy, Jesus remained with the issue as He told the people already murmuring over His claim to have come down from heaven...

Shared responsibilities will make UN compact on migration work Goodness of our...

(Statement Delivered by Susan Ople, president of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, at The Manila Conference on the Future of Migration: Global Migration...

Perspectives on international cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions ...

(Opening statement delivered by Ambassador Teddy Locsin Jr., Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, at the Global Compact on Migration Conference...

Holding Grab by the horns

Grab’s acquisition of Uber is a landmark case for the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). It is the first transaction that the PCC reviewed motu...

Tarrify rice, terrify cartels, but strengthen farmers

As rice eats up a big chunk of a household’s budget due to inflation, importing cheaper rice slapped with tariffs may be the best instant...

Profiling global agricultural insurance

The 2017 global agricultural insurance premiums total about $30 billion to $35 billion. Around 45 percent of this or $15 billion is from North...

Economic success should be inclusive

THE country’s economic managers expect that tax reform under the Duterte administration, specifically the TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) series, when completed, will...

As good as it can get

The Global Compact on Migration Conference in the Philippines, August 14 and 15, preparatory to its formal adoption in Morocco in December 2018. TODAY we tackle issues...

Solid fundamentals

THE economy may have suffered a hiccup when the inflation rate seems to be acting up and the peso depreciating below the 53:$1 mark. But...