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The outgoing Senate’s parting gifts to PH

By The Manila Times May 22, 2019 IN its last days before adjourning to make way for the 18th Congress, the Senate passed a number of measures that have not been given much attention by the media or the public, but should provide a number of benefits to the country. …

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Needless speculative frenzy over President’s health

By The Manila Times May 21, 2019 Instead of letting our imagination and proclivity to gossip run away from us, we urge the government bureaucracy, the public and the media to take guidance first from the specific constitutional provision governing the occurrence of illness affecting the health of the President. …

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Staying behind the leaders we chose

By The Manila Times May 19, 2019 Just as there is no way at this juncture to dislodge Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe and Bong Go from their top three positions in last week’s race for Senate seats, there is little chance now for anyone to doubt the election victories of …

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A lesson and warning for political dynasties

By The Manila Times May 17, 2019 Section 26, Article II of the Constitution provides: “The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined law.” But the Congress has been loath to enact the principle into law. Many legislators worry …

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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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