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Hanns Seidel Foundation and Agenda 2030

By TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON August 23, 2019 TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON Part 4 – Strengthening citizen participation THIS four-part series describes the proceedings of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF)-sponsored conference hosted by the Liceo de Cagayan University in Cagayan de Oro City. The conference on HSF scholarships and advocacy of SDG 16 of …

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Between a bribe and a gift: A question of values

By YEN MAKABENTA August 22, 2019 YEN MAKABENTA IT is striking that we are again embroiled in a public inquiry into the subject of bribery, and relatedly, the ethics of public officials accepting gifts. We are again challenged to define what is or is not acceptable. During the administration of …

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The PACC is useless

By RAMON T. TULFO August 22, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is an enigma, a riddle of sorts. The PACC was set up to investigate reports of corruption of presidential appointees and recommend their dismissal to the President if they are found guilty. The agency is …

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There is hope for PH agriculture

By DR. WILLIAM DAR August 22, 2019 DR. WILLIAM DAR Last of three parts Before I proceed with the last part of this three-part series, let me state that I am not just the acting Agriculture secretary of the Philippines, rather, I am your servant-leader in agriculture. It was at …

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Brainwashed

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS August 22, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS IT is hilarious, if not tragicomic, that military men and hyper-partisans, mostly diehard Duterte supporters (DDS), would have the gall to accuse teachers and educators of brainwashing the minds of the young. This is not to exonerate those who are in …

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Smart mobility

By ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. August 22, 2019 FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. AS the population continues to grow, so does the demand to move people, goods and ideas. Elsewhere in the world, particularly in Asia, Europe and the US, more and more people have been consciously choosing to be …

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The biggest intruder in our waters is not China

By RICARDO SALUDO August 22, 2019 RICARDO SALUDO BELIEVE it or not, it’s the United States. That’s why the American Embassy, despite its penchant for lambasting China and highlighting the US-Philippines alliance, has said nothing about the controversial passage of Chinese warships through the Sibutu Strait off Tawi-tawi and Sibutu …

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The No. 1 problem tech companies face

By The Manila Times August 22, 2019 RIA PERSAD THE number one problem that tech companies face, simply put, is making money. We might have a trailblazing innovation, but who will buy it? And how do we get those people to actually buy it? The first 15 years of my …

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Ninoy: Not a hero, not even officially

By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO August 21, 2019 RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO TODAY is a special non-working holiday, officially “Ninoy Aquino Day” as decreed by Republic Act 9256, signed into law in February 2004 by President Arroyo, when Speaker Jose de Venecia and Senate President Franklin Drilon headed Congress. Curiously, the proclamation …

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