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Defense of our country should be compulsory, not optional

By The Manila Times August 27, 2019 IT is appropriate and laudable that during yesterday’s commemoration of National Heroes Day, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana seized the opportunity to extol the importance of reviving the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program as a means to instill patriotism among our youth. The …

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Talking points with China

By The Manila Times August 25, 2019 We support the decision to include the disputed territories issue in the agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to China later this month. As of press time, Mr. Duterte is expected to bring up this sensitive topic with his Chinese counterpart, …

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Govt must faithfully carry out ruling on IRA

By The Manila Times August 24, 2019 OFFICIALS of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) should be reminded of the old adage, “When you point a finger at someone, three of them are pointing back at you.” In a hearing on the proposed 2020 national budget at the House of …

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Guanzon-Cardema row needs facts and stricter media coverage

By The Manila Times August 23, 2019 THE noisy row between Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon and former National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema would not be so unpleasant to behold if the protagonists would at least offer substantiation in the controversy, or shine a light on an …

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Budget passage must be Congress’ first priority

By The Manila Times August 22, 2019 NOW that the 2020 National Expenditure Program, the administration’s proposed P4.1-trillion budget for next year, has been handed over to the House of Representatives, it is timely to remind members of both houses of Congress that the country will have very little tolerance …

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PEZA’s embarrassing error

By The Manila Times August 21, 2019 OFFICIALS of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) have some explaining to do. On Monday, the Department of Finance’s (DoF) chief economist Undersecretary Gil Beltran issued a statement demolishing a claim by PEZA that the investment promotions agency had contributed P10 trillion to …

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A babel of fake news bills in the Senate

By The Manila Times August 19, 2019 IN the English language, the word ”babel” is both a proper noun and an English word in its own right. As a noun, it denotes a place in ancient times where the people tried to build a tower so high that it would …

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