Fighting ‘fake news’ with the law

TO stop the proliferation of “fake news” in their societies, many countries have resorted to legislation to fight off the menace, with varying degrees of success or disappointment. We in this paper have naturally watched with interest this legislative initiative, because any new law on information dissemination will naturally impinge on our own work as […]

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It’s ridiculous, says Palace

The Human Rights Watch’s description of President Duterte’s second year in office as a human rights calamity was simply ridiculous, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque asserted that the government actually continues to uphold and protect civil liberties, from keeping the people safe from crimes and drugs to providing better social services. “Kalokohan po […]

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‘Grow, Grow, Grow’ with ‘Build, Build, Build’

The government’s “Build, Build, Build” program is about to begin in earnest, with 76 flagship projects already approved by the Duterte administration. The new Mactan International Airport, although begun during the previous Aquino administration, was inaugurated by President Duterte last June 7, setting the tone for the coming months and years when the 76 big projects will begin all over the country.

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Bear market in a bullish economy

A “bear market” in financial parlance is a stock market that has declined to at least 20 percent below its highest closing level and remains depressed for a period of time. The Philippine stock market reached that dubious status on Thursday and confirmed it on Friday as indicated by the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi). […]

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Looking ahead to further traffic improvement

METRO Manila traffic has been steadily improving these last few weeks. The recent rains – and consequently the cancellation of classes in many cities and nearby provinces – helped to keep down the number of vehicles in Metro streets. The increased fuel prices have also helped. But there is evidently much better traffic management.

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Help the sugar industry rebuild its global stature

THE decision of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) as announced on Monday to allow the importation of 160,000 to 200,000 metric tons of sugar in the coming weeks is wholly necessary to stabilize the country’s supply and prices under the present circumstances. From here onward, however, the sugar industry and policymakers must ensure it is […]

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