Phil Space Agency

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 16:20:08 +0000

  THE proposed establishment of a clear Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and creation of the Phil­ippine Space Agency (PhilSA), the country’s version of United States National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA), may find realization shortly. The Senate last Monday unani­mously approved the proposed “Philippine Space Act,” its ver­sion of the “Philippine Space Development Act” […]

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Vote buying

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 16:20:31 +0000

  POLITICAL experts and ana­lysts have collectively agreed that millennial votes in general would influence the 2019 elec­tion results. Many of their intel­lectual views and almost faultless dissection of issues, however, went slightly off the mark. The dramatic end of some political dynasties is interesting news but even more interesting and disturbing was the massive […]

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Political endgames: The Aklan mayor’s case

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 16:30:23 +0000

LAST-minute gambits in Phil­ippine politics can impact on election outcomes. The most interesting of such cases trans­pired in 1992 when then House Speaker Ramon Mitra Jr., lead­ing comfortably in surveys and concededly the next president, unceremoniously lost his bid. Mitra’s expected win suddenly vanished when just days before election day, a report exploded claiming he […]

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Media as coup plotters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 06:41:27 +0000

  AN exciting new role attrib­uted to the Fourth Estate in recent days, postulated no less by Malacañang, is the trans­formation of the journalists as coup plotters. It’s an interesting twist but it portrays harmless people who report news in print, broadcast, and social media as state foes. Of course, in the annals of Philippine […]

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Scrap prov’l bus ban

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:30:29 +0000

  THE Metro Manila Develop­ment Authority (MMDA) MUST scrap its Provincial Bus Ban along EDSA. MMDA seems to have mis­lead the Metro Manila Council into adopting its Resolution 19-002 imposing the ban and compelling the transfer of provincial buses terminals to Valenzuela City for northbound buses and Sta Rosa City in La­guna for southbound buses. […]

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The next House speaker

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:52:52 +0000

  A MONTH before the elec­tions next May, the House speakership drive is now in­tense. With the ‘kingmakers’ endorsing their bets, the even­tual winner will assuredly be a staunch administration sup­porter. Interestingly, this is the first time that close to a dozen prospective lawmakers, some of them with dubious achieve­ments and some relying chiefly on […]

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Leaders as models

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:20:29 +0000

  THE recent Tarlac incident where a local candidate spanked a Comelec official who took down his over-sized campaign posters is decidedly unfortunate. The Comelec has vowed to probe the incident and sanc­tion the lawyer-candidate and even seek his disbarment if warranted. It better does so or it will merely strengthen the growing impression that […]

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Samira Gutoc’s senate bid

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:20:06 +0000

  EASILY one of the most inter­esting senatorial candidates in the upcoming May mid-term elec­tions is smart and pretty young Muslim lady Samira Gutoc from the non-government organization (NGO) sector. Samira Gutoc, whose produc­tive life journey has been largely devoted to engagements in pro­moting youth development, edu­cation and empowerment trusts that NGO networks will actively […]

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The water issue tragedy

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:30:55 +0000

  “SHAPE up or ship out!” In confronting Metro Manila’s water czars, a fuming President Rodrigo Duterte had expressed his dismay over the way the country’s most valuable wa­ter resources are being man­aged. The water problem in Met­ro Manila is not just about shortage of supply; it also drumbeats the fact that as the need […]

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Plain housewives empowerment

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:30:25 +0000

  THE world currently observes International Women’s Month this March. As usual, the celebration’s theme focuses on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Indeed, despite tremen­dous gains in women’s welfare over the decades, women generally remain a notch lower than men in several aspects. Plain housewives or mothers who are compelled to re­main at home to […]

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