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Govt must address its spending gap

By The Manila Times August 03, 2019 INFRASTRUCTURE and capital spending by the government fell far short of expectations in June, according to data released earlier this week, raising concerns that economic growth targets for the year may also be missed. It is time for the government to address its …

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Talk of 3 more years for SCS code a betrayal of Asean

By The Manila Times August 02, 2019 WHEN the summit of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) took place in Bangkok last June, the meetings, perhaps not surprisingly, said almost nothing about the dispute between Asean nations and China in the South China Sea. The hope that …

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Govt needs strong response to dengue outbreak

By The Manila Times August 01, 2019 DENGUE fever, the potentially fatal mosquito-borne illness that causes thousands of Filipinos to fall ill every year, is again making headlines in the wake of a declaration of a nationwide health alert on July 15. For reasons that go beyond controlling a familiar …

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Rice Tariffication Act should be reviewed

By The Manila Times July 31, 2019 THE Rice Tariffication Act (RA 11203) was implemented in February this year amid optimism that it would stabilize the supply and price of the country’s staple grain. It is, however, becoming increasingly clear that this law is having serious negative effects on the …

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Latest developments in sea dispute merit study

By The Manila Times July 30, 2019 Philippine authorities should study closely two developments in the dispute over certain areas in the South China Sea, namely: 1) the heightening of tensions between Vietnam and China over their conflicting claims in the area, and 2) the rising interest of the United …

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Congress should pass the Land Use Act

By The Manila Times July 27, 2019 Contrary to a senator’s view that the National Land Use Act (NLUA) works against the interests of local governments and should not be passed by Congress, this piece of legislation is a necessity for efficient, sustainable development throughout the country. President Rodrigo Duterte …

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LandBank needs to update the President on its programs better

By The Manila Times July 25, 2019 The Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank), among the government agencies singled out for criticism by President Rodrigo Duterte during his fourth State of the Nation Address on Monday, perhaps deserved it the least. Duterte’s observations were not completely without justification, but a …

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