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Fix the Psalm accounts once and for all

By The Manila Times May 16, 2019 THE Department of Finance (DoF), through Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd, has put its foot down and demanded the collection of more than P59 billion in unpaid obligations, some dating back more than a decade, from independent power producers and electric cooperatives. The order …

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Develop long term energy sources now

By THE MANILA TIMES May 15, 2019 EDITORIAL IN a recent editorial, we suggested that the annual recurrence of electricity shortages with the onset of hot weather in Luzon was highly unlikely to be a coincidence, and that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) must take a careful, serious look at …

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PH watching the clash of economic titans

By THE MANILA TIMES May 14, 2019 While our eyes and ears were focused on the final day of our midterm election campaign, the long simmering tension between China and the United States over trade erupted into a new level of testiness. Just last week a deal seemed close. Now …

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Great mothers for our generation and the next

By The Manila Times May 12, 2019 Great verses have been woven from the fibers of great mothers’ unconditional love for their children. For rightly so, at this time of year at least, they deserve the loads of odes dedicated to them by the souls they have brought out into …

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Creation of ‘credit rating panel’ a smart move

By THE MANILA TIMES May 11, 2019 IN the wake of the sovereign credit rating upgrade obtained by the Philippines from S&P Global Ratings early last week, the Duterte administration announced the formation of an interagency committee to manage the country’s efforts to enhance further its investment grade. The move …

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In protesting too much, Namfrel could face unwanted review

By THE MANILA TIMES May 10, 2019 After declining its accreditation by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as the citizens’ arm in Monday’s elections, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) is going around town explaining why it did so. Namfrel is surely within its right to refuse the …

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Make it clear to the world: PH is not a dumpsite

By THE MANILA TIMES May 09, 2019 THE nation must be breathing a sigh of relief that the Canadian government has apparently begun making arrangements to take back, at its own expense, 69 containers of trash shipped from that country into the Philippines in 2013 and 2014. But this resolution …

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Key to the right minimum wage formula

By THE MANILA TIMES May 08, 2019 ONE topic that never fails to provoke a great deal of acrimonious debate in this country is the subject of minimum wage. The issue comes to the fore several times a year as the various tripartite wage boards around the country consider adjustments …

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NBI should pursue probe into ‘Bikoy’ case

By THE MANILA TIMES May 07, 2019 The appearance of a man claiming to be “Bikoy” at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday points all the more to the need for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to pursue the truth behind the controversial video series. It …

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