Clarifying the provisions of our PH-US defense pact

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:20:02 +0000

  IN the wake of various incidents involving Philippine claims and interests in the South China Sea (SCS), that body of water west of the Philippines that separates us from China in the north, Vietnam in the west, and Brunei and Malaysia in the south, some Philippine officials have voiced a need to review the […]

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Premature to bring up PH-US treaty in Reed issue

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:13:52 +0000

There is a segment of Philippine society that would, unfortunately, like nothing better than to see the United States dragged into a controversy concerning Philippine-China relations and conflicting claims on…READ

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Why are we behind in foreign investments?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:30:26 +0000

  IN so many ways, we are doing well in our economic development. In one area, how­ever, we are behind our neighbors in Southeast Asia. This is in the area of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) – the amounts foreign nations and international organizations invest in our economic development programs. The World Investment Report of the […]

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Our fast-growing green energy program

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:44:54 +0000

  The Department of Energy has long stressed the need for a balanced energy mix for a reliable, safe, and consistent energy supply for the country at reasonable cost. The Philippines’ power supply is still largely provided by coal and natural gas, but there have been major moves in the last few years to develop […]

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Public interest should guide PH action on Reed incident

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:13:12 +0000

The government has come under growing pressure from all sides to take an aggressive action on the recent Reed (Recto) incident in the contested South China Sea (West Philippine Sea)…READ

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PH moving to help plastic wastes problem

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:10:07 +0000

  PLASTIC wastes now inundating the world may not just be an environmental problem. It is turning out to be a health problem as well. Findings of 52 studies by scientists indicate that people around the world are now ingesting an average of five grams of microscopic plastic particles every week, from the tap and […]

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Our long wait for the rainy season

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:20:41 +0000

  THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Adminis­tration (PAGASA) said early this week that the rainy season normally begins anytime between the middle of May and the middle of June. We are now in the middle of June and we are still waiting. The water level in Angat Dam, principal source of Metro Manila’s […]

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It may be hyperbole but expect some action

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:30:15 +0000

  IT now takes about two hours to travel by car from Cubao, Quezon City, to Makati, during the rush hour in the morning. Last Saturday, in an interview, President Duterte said: “You just wait. Things will improve. Maybe, God willing, by December, smooth sailing na. You don’t have to worry about traffic. Cubao and […]

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Be ready should high inflation hit us again

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:00:45 +0000

  THE day after Bangko Sentral Governor Benjamin Diokno said the target inflation rate this year is between 2 and 4 percent, with the rate in the vicinity of 2 percent in the third quarter of this year (July-August-September), the Philippine Statistics Authority PSA) came out with some worrying news. Prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, […]

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