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Go’s ambitious legislative agenda

By THE MANILA TIMES June 20, 2019 INCOMING senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has something to prove, in spite of easily winning a seat in the Senate last month. The legislative agenda he unveiled to the public this week will go a long way toward quieting those naysayers who still …

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Encouraging signs from the auto sector

By THE MANILA TIMES June 19, 2019 THE country’s two vehicle manufacturers’ and distributors’ groups published their monthly sales data for May this week, and in doing so provided some very good news about the economy, although in a way that might not be immediately obvious. The Chamber of Automotive …

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Premature to bring up PH-US treaty in Reed issue

By THE MANILA TIMES June 18, 2019 There is a segment of Philippine society that would, unfortunately, like nothing better than to see the United States dragged into a controversy concerning Philippine-China relations and conflicting claims on the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). They want the US to get …

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Public interest should guide PH action on Reed incident

By THE MANILA TIMES June 17, 2019 The government has come under growing pressure from all sides to take an aggressive action on the recent Reed (Recto) incident in the contested South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) and is itself anxious to find a resolution to the difficult situation, which …

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‘No investigation, no right to speak’

By The Manila Times June 16, 2019 It would pay for a sovereign nation like the Philippines to act more rationally rather than do so based on what its government officials or the general population feel, especially when faced with unexpected bad news three days before the country’s 121st Independence …

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The promise of Sangley

By THE MANILA TIMES June 15, 2019 IT BETTER BE RIGHT OR AIRPORT PROBLEM RISKS TURNING WORSE IT is encouraging that the Department of Transportation (DoTr) is apparently moving with purpose to meet President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to relieve congestion at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The immediate action being …

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Concrete sign of economic progress after 121 years

By THE MANILA TIMES June 13, 2019 Decongesting Metro Manila has been a key part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy since the very beginning of his campaign for the presidency. On Monday, as the President’s official family discussed earthquake readiness, the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster …

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