Cebu’s 2019 TOCA icons

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:00:55 +0000

  FOR the 19th year, the presti­gious The Outstanding Cebuano Award (TOCA), the equivalent of Manila’s Outstanding Manileños and Davao City’s Datu Bago Awards, will honor youthful inspirational lumi­naries of the millennial generation, among them Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas, Jr. and Daanbantayan, Cebu, Municipal Mayor Sun Shimura. Gullas, grandson of Rep. Eduardo Gullas, […]

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Drowning in water crises

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 17:30:01 +0000

  WERE the Chinese mindful when they designated 2019 as the ‘year of the pig,’ an animal detested by Muslims but enjoys frolicking in mud than in water? The year is just in its third quarter run, but is sure to pass as the year when the Philippines nearly drowned in extreme water crises. At […]

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Reaffirming Duterte’s agenda

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:05:16 +0000

  PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Du­terte’s fourth State of the Nation Address was straightfor­ward and measured. Except for a handful of expletives that usually characterize many of his impromptu speeches, the SONA underscored his personal expectations and reaf­firmed his admin’s agenda. But there were certain issues, forecast to be cited in his address, were treated with […]

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Piñol on a bigger mission

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:16 +0000

  AGRICULTURE secretary Em­manuel “Manny” Piñol’s reas­signment as new Mindanao Devel­opment Authority (MinDA) head should be viewed with optimism. Born in Mindanao, his heart is un­questionably pro-Mindanao. He has the capability to address issues with resolve and parity. Piñol does not easily yield to pres­sure. A former journalist, he rose from being an ordinary scribe […]

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Convoluted rules

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:03:56 +0000

  RELYING on the journal of proceedings of the 1986 Constitutional Convention, the Su­preme Court, in its 2002 decision on the Socrates v. Comelec, case, has interpreted Sections 4 and 7 of the 1987 Charter, which affect the tenural terms of legislators, as a mere regulation and not exactly a prohibition from running again for […]

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LGU Officials

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:18:37 +0000

  RECENTLY elected govern­ment officials, except a few, have already assumed their re­spective offices. They are ex­pected to deliver on their prom­ises and demonstrate they truly deserve their election. For this reason, many local gov­ernment executives, like Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto hit the ground literally running and promptly grappled […]

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SEC anti-scam online portal

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:30:39 +0000

  TO address the frequent reports of financial scams perpetrated by greedy oppor­tunist schemers who routinely victimize gullible Filipinos who are easily swayed by promises of unrealistically big profits for their investment schemes, the proposal for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish and maintain its own online registry portal of all registered investment […]

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Billionaires’ game

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:20:21 +0000

DEVELOPMENTS relat­ed to the race for the Speaker position of the House of Representatives, the coun­try’s fourth highest and most powerful elective govern­ment post, have virtually con­solidated in the public mind the impression that winning the position is a Billionaires’ game. Earlier, former Speaker Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez revealed that winning the House lead­ership has indeed […]

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Science for change and inclusive growth

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 23:30:09 +0000

  SCIENCE and technology, ably backed by creative research and development, are crucial drivers and propellers for change towards meaning­ful inclusive economic growth and comprehensive national progress. This is what the proposed ‘Science for Change Program (S4CP)’ bill Albay Rep. Joey S. Salceda authored, is all about. The House Commit­tee on Science and Technol­ogy has […]

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The Sara Factor

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 11:25:44 +0000

  AN interesting political drama related to the Lower House leadership in the incoming Congress has started to evolve. Given the recent developments, the race for the next House Speaker post may become a legislative melee that will compel various partisan blocs to agree on new coalitions. Amidst this development, the so-called ‘Sara Factor,’ which […]

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