Treat med workers as humans

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:12:46 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   For trying to account the state of the country’s health capacity in times of pandemic, the medical frontliners, instead of being praised for their efforts, was accused of demeaning the government for not directly reporting their appeal to the President Over 80 medical associations asked for the return […]

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Creation of more departments

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:20:28 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   WHETHER a matter of convenience or necessity, the Rodrigo Roa Duterte administration, if its proposals push through as planned, should have added four more departments to the Executive by the time the President’s term expires. Already, Congress has passed the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) and […]

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No absolute immunity

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:10:13 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   * AMID the noise generated by the closure of media network ABS-CBN, more weighty events, especially in jurisprudence, have been swept under the rug, foremost of which is the historical ruling issued by the US Supreme Court stating that any American president cannot invoke “absolute immunity” from criminal investigation while […]

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Ambivalent signals

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 02:35:57 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   DESPITE the eight petitions asking the Supreme Court to declare the Anti-Terrorism Law illegal, certain sectors are doubtful the edict, even if its defects are corrected, can be credibly executed given President Rodrigo Duterte’s friendly alliance with the New People’s Army (NPA). To assuage the growing dissent against […]

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Ten transport suggestions

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:05:46 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   THE return of the jeepneys as ‘kings of the road’ in Manila does provide the answer everybody has been looking for about traffic in the metro. The partial deployment has only provided urgency for the government to address the issues on the numerical grow of the jeepneys. Before […]

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More than just economic jolt

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:15:45 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   FINANCIAL analysts and economic managers, for some reasons, always take the brighter side of things. In the way they assess the impact of the ongoing pandemic, they paint landscapes that look fascinating, but the truth is that there is not much to all the positive statements. In the […]

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Media persons as criminals

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:05:29 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   * THE issue of libel being a criminal offense has been on the legislative table for as long as we can remember. Yet, for some reason, both chambers of Congress always defer the discussion of bills related to its decriminalization. Ironically, when someone from the press gets unfair shake from […]

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More questions than terrorists

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:10:46 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   THE President has yet to sign the anti-terror bill (as of this writing) but already the legal luminaries, including the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), have raised opposition, citing several provisions that may have conflicted with the 1987 Constitution. Beyond the knotty issues that surface whenever overly […]

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Indonesia’s intrepid protest

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:42:01 +0000

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   CHINA’S bullying in South China Seas has been viewed as insuperable. A great part of this notion lies in the perceived arrogance of Chinese leaders who have subtly used military might, economic clout, and demographic hegemony as tools to promote their country’s influence. Highlighting this egotism was the […]

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Dire economic disorientation

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:18:59 +0000

    BEYOND the lack of sense certain quarters impute on the failure of government to address the COVID-19 crisis positively, the pandemic has provided a devastating wallop to the way we go with our lifestyles. With over 20,000 Filipinos now affected by the health menace, economic confusion has started to sink in. This chaotic […]

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