Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Why Task Force PhilHealth did not recommend charges against Duque?

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The Justice department-led task force probing into the alleged widespread corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has finally submitted its 177-page report to the Office of the President (OP) on Monday. President Rodrigo...

OPINION | Duterte’s promise of a “clean government”: All talk, no action?

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It has been four years since President Rodrigo Duterte uttered a promise which seemed like music to the ears of some Filipinos. “I assure you, this will be a clean government,” he said during...

PhilHealth scandal could be the grandest heist in Philippine history

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The Senate hearing on PhilHealth's alleged widespread corruption reveals the latest form of heist that overshadows past scandals in the government. This time, it is corruption in our health and social institutions, and it...

OPINION | The dreaded casualty of COVID-19 pandemic: PH economy plunges into recession

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The government under the Duterte administration has officially declared that the Philippines has plunged into recession. The current climate brings problems to Filipinos, such as the growing unemployment rate, as well as weakened trade...

Duterte’s strongman image not applicable against China, political scientist says

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President Rodrigo Duterte's policy in dealing with China reveals his softest side where he should be the strongest. "The strongman remains soft on China," political scientist Julio Teehankee wrote on East Asia Forum. "In...

OPINION | The fruit of decades of service: Filipinos rally support for ABS-CBN

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Contrary to the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that it’s the decision of the Filipino people, and not the Congress, to deny media giant ABS-CBN of its bid for a 25-year franchise, Social...

OPINION | Bayanihan 2: Looming to become another law about power and nothing about...

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When COVID-19 hit the Philippines, among the urgent measures the Duterte administration did were not about enforcing medical solutions to aptly address a critical health problem. What the government did was to come up...

OPINION | It’s time to stop using the resilience and bravery of Filipinos as...

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In his Independence Day message, President Rodrigo Duterte encouraged Filipinos to exude the same bravery the country’s heroes have shown in defending the nation’s freedom as the Philippines continue to struggle in containing the...

Private sector carrying the burden for a government with no plans, direction

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The consequences brought by the pandemic to businesses and to the private sector is not rocket science. The concurrent quarantine forced a lot of establishments to halt or modify their operations which meant the...

On birthdays and deaths: The double-edged sword of quarantine punishments in PH

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Filipinos love all kinds of celebrations and this is apparent on how one would always greet someone a happy birthday even when that person is only an acquaintance. So for people, let alone almost...

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Learning module discouraging protests not part of curriculum — DepEd

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The Department of Education (DepEd) disowned yet another controversial learning module that discourages students from participating in peaceful assemblies or protests, reiterating that the...

‘Money has always been a problem,’ Duterte says over PhilHealth debt

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In a televised address aired late Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to pay back the P930-million debt of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corporation...

PNP to employ new strategy in running after criminals — DILG chief

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Following President Rodrigo Duterte's call to acquire new motorcycles to strengthen the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s capability to prevent and respond to street crimes,...