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Still looking for closure

A family is beginning life together. The wife has a successful career as a producer in the entertainment business. The husband is a well-respected engineer with a bright future in the aviation industry. A bouncing 3-year-old son dominates family...

Is the DENR doing its job?

"All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,” according to British historian Lord Acton. Perhaps, no government agency has more absolute power than the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Although rarely, if ever, talked about, ask...
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin M. Andanar recently tried to torch the credibility of Senate reporters when he declared on national television that as much as $1,000 was offered to them as payment for covering a press conference, where a...

Responsible mining in PHL

Lost in the noise and confusion generated by the decision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to shut down 28 large-scale mines is the fact that 12 companies were given the go signal to continue their...

Truth be untold

One cannot help but wonder if any of the witnesses who testify in the Senate hearings on the alleged bribery-extortion in the Bureau of Immigration actually take the oaths they swear to tell the truth any seriously. During committee hearings...
One of the problems that plagued the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) over many years was the lack of companies becoming publicly listed on the stock market. While that situation has improved in recent years, there are still many household-name...

Separation of Church and State

The current controversy about the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) speaking out on issues and government policy that it considers important is a “tempest in a teapot”—an idiom meaning a small event that has been exaggerated out...
Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez’s orders to suspend the operations of 28 mining operations and cancel a total of 75 mineral production sharing agreements (MPSAs) on Valentine’s Day have sent shock waves to the global nickel market. The...

Gray areas

THE quantitative restriction (QR) on rice, a nontariff barrier that has allowed the Philippines to limit rice imports, will be lifted on June 30 this year. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has allowed the Philippines to impose rice-import quotas since...
In his latest reprimand of rogue police officers, President Duterte gave only two options: serve in Mindanao or quit the police force. We appreciate the President’s hands-on approach in cleaning the police force of corrupt elements to bring back...