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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Commentary

An acceptable compromise

As predicted by this writer, the impasse on the budget hearing will not take long given the current political landscape. It took a mere...

Surviving libel suits as a journalist

Almost a century old, the Revised Penal Code—the country’s primary codification of criminal laws—is often called “archaic” and “ancient” among other things, as many...

Making the first National ID work

Even before the signing of Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), together with the National Economic...

A cry for help

A visibly tired President Rody Duterte told a surprised audience last Tuesday, out of the blue, about his intention to step down due to...

Sharing batting duties

President Rodrigo Duterte – for the nth time – is hinting he wants to step down from the presidency with still four more years...

Attention-catching news

While the national capital region and the rest of Luzon were battered by heavy rains causing so much flooding in many areas, the nation...

Diaspora: Symptoms of deepening crisis

Not since the Marcos administration hit upon the idea of mass labor export to the Middle East has the number of Filipinos leaving for...

Time for the House to blink

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says neither he nor the Palace is going to blink on the 2019 National Budget cash-based appropriations system they want...

Iced Mocha Federalismo

A mug of iced mocha Frappuccino is not your typical cup of coffee. With an oversized dollop of whipped cream, marbled with twirling strands...