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They just shot at your freedom

EARLY on Tuesday, broadcaster Orly Navarro was shot in the back by an unidentified gunman while he was on his way home in Barangay Pantal, Dagupan City, Pangasinan province. Fortunately, he survived.

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The MRT challenge

WITH the problems hounding the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3), ranging from signal failures to the overshooting of its barriers, it’s logic-defying to see how the government is not taking advantage of the “nighttime” window of opportunity for the MRT 3’s problematic coaches to be fixed. After all, the last coach for the day is deployed after 10 p.m., and after it leaves, all the needed repairs could be undertaken, so that the coaches set to run the next day would be trouble-free.

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Self-regulatory organizations in the insurance industry

A SELF-REGULATORY status may be conferred by the insurance commissioner on an association representing one of the groups of companies or entities that are licensed or registered by the Insurance Commission (IC). This is now possible through Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel F. Dooc’s June 19 issuance of the Guidelines on the Registration and Operation of a Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO), pursuant to the amendment to the Insurance Code (Presidential Decree 612) by Republic Act (RA) 10607.

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