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The promise of Sangley

By THE MANILA TIMES June 15, 2019 IT BETTER BE RIGHT OR AIRPORT PROBLEM RISKS TURNING WORSE IT is encouraging that the Department of Transportation (DoTr) is apparently moving with purpose to meet President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to relieve congestion at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The immediate action being …

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Concrete sign of economic progress after 121 years

By THE MANILA TIMES June 13, 2019 Decongesting Metro Manila has been a key part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy since the very beginning of his campaign for the presidency. On Monday, as the President’s official family discussed earthquake readiness, the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster …

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Facebook stirs up Asean row: Genocide vs invasion

By THE MANILA TIMES June 10, 2019 STATESMEN, no less than ordinary citizens, should be careful about what they post on their Facebook page. A seemingly harmless post by a high government official can stir up animosities that date back even to the Cold War. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien …

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Tales of corruption from the crypt

By The Manila Times June 09, 2019 Corruption Philippine-style seems to continue to evolve into a fiercer, tiny two-fanged creature that burrows its way into the heart of this Christian nation, or shift into a ghostly shape that is becoming increasingly difficult to track. That is such a painful thing …

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The detailed work of legislation

By THE MANILA TIMES June 08, 2019 The idea behind House Bill (HB) 9065, or the “Teacher Protection Act” that the lower chamber passed unanimously on its last session day on Tuesday, is a very good one, and acknowledges a shortcoming in existing laws and regulations. But its lack of …

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When a door closes

By THE MANILA TIMES June 07, 2019 Thousands of Filipinos may have been shocked to read the surprise announcement of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday that it would close its Manila office next month. The USCIS handles family visa requests, international adoptions, refugee applications and …

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Diverting P5M for Hajj a compassionate but unlawful act

By THE MANILA TIMES June 06, 2019 ALTHOUGH there were good intentions behind it, the diversion of P5 million in funds from the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) meant for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City to the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) to finance the Hajj …

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