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OUR prayers and hearts go out to the victims of the unspeakable tragedy at the Resorts World complex last week. There are no words to adequately console and give comfort to those who lost loved ones. However, we will refrain from...
THE nationwide “smoking ban”, made law by a presidential executive order rather than by Congress, will soon go into effect. In addition to reaffirming and strengthening the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, there are specific designations of “No-Smoking Areas”. It probably...
The Philippines is seen becoming an upper middle-income economy in the next five years, behind the Duterte administration’s economic reforms and right policies. We hope this foreseen high growth would translate to equity for all Filipinos. Without economic inclusion,...
The economic benefits of planting biotech crops can never be underscored enough. According to the latest report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), Filipino farmers who planted Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn from 2003 to...
"Where the law is subject to some other authority and has none of its own, the collapse of the state, in my view, is not far off; but if law is the master of the government and the government...
AS a result of the horrendous experience of martial law in the Philippines from 1972 to 1981, the initial reaction to the recent declaration for Mindanao was expected. People quickly assumed that the military would be in total control. The...

Martial law: The test

The proclamation of President Duterte declaring a state of martial law for the whole of Mindanao has created a firestorm of opinion as well it should. The people have the right and the obligation to ask questions on any...
The Internet has forever changed the way we do things and how we create wealth. With the advent of e-commerce, online connectivity has become the driving force behind the world’s economic growth. In advanced countries, high-speed Internet has democratized...
After months of uncertainty surrounding the country’s rice supply-and-demand situation, the government finally announced last week its decision to buy rice from foreign private suppliers. The National Food Authority Council (NFAC), the interagency body vested with the power to decide on...
Sources from the Armed Forces and Philippine National Police (PNP) recently told media that the militant urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) has been attempting to break into other government housing projects intended for low-salaried members of...