Parties in the coming midterm elections

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:10:51 +0000

    WITH the start of the senatorial and party-list election campaign period last Tuesday, a great deal of public discussion is bound to move towards politics, after so many months dominated by a host of other issues, notably typhoons and floods, high prices, bombing in Mindanao, and “pork barrel” in the national budget. In […]

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Another US sail-by, another China protest

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:10:50 +0000

    TWO United States guided-missile destroyers – the USS Spruance and the USS Preble – sailed into the South China Sea last Monday, close to the Spratly island group near Palawan. The sail-bys were, as expected, immediately protested by China as a “provocative action.” Earlier, last Jan. 7, another US warship, the USS McCampbell, […]

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Oversized posters & other campaign law violations

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:10:22 +0000

    CAMPAIGN posters and tarpaulins of all kinds have proliferated all over the country these last few weeks. In previous elections, these would have been banned as premature campaign­ing, but under the present law, election law violations may be filed only during the campaign period. There is thus no such violation as premature campaign­ing. […]

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US wall problem remains as February 15 deadline nears

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:20:12 +0000

    UNITED States President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with two Asian leaders within the next two or three weeks, meetings with such great significance for us in the Philippines. He will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un in Vietnam on February 27-28, to follow up on their recent meeting in which North Korea […]

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Looking forward to the world of 2050

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:20:17 +0000

  SOMETIME ago, a prestigious international professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) based in London issued a report on its pro­jections for the world’s economic and financial landscape by 2050 and came up with conclusions of tremendous interest to us in the Philippines. In the report, entitled “The Long View: How Will the Global Economic Order […]

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DoH out to restore confidence in vaccines

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:12:34 +0000

    THE Department of Health (DoH) has declared a measles outbreak in the National Capital Region (NCR), in Southern and Central Luzon, and in Central and Eastern Visayas. From January 1 to February 6 this year, Secretary Francisco Duque said, 196 cases were recorded in the NCR, compared to only 20 cases for the […]

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Hopes for good fortune in this Year of the Pig

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2019 16:10:24 +0000

    THIS is the Year of the Pig in the Lunar New Year which the world welcomed last Tuesday and celebrated with prayers in temples, family feasts, and public festivities featuring Dragon Dances and Lion Dances. Most Filipinos are more familiar with holidays like Christmas and New Year, which we celebrated only a few […]

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