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Imbroglios

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DOE) and, in particular, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has the responsibility to ensure that the energy supply industry operates...

A failed judicial system

BANKS are centralized organizations. The authority afforded to a branch manager is strictly limited. There are many officers in Head Office who have more...

Policing financial institutions

TODAY is Elvis Presley’s 84th birth anniversary. We miss him.On Aug. 16, 2007, I was quietly commemorating Elvis’ 30th death anniversary. Unbeknownst to me...

More difficulty?

AT THE TIME of writing, it has not been reported that President Duterte has signed the bill awarding MORE Power the franchise to supply...

Pork eradication

WITHIN the next few weeks, Transparency International will release its annual corruption league table for 2018. Over the past 10 years, the Philippines has...

Huawei

“WE’LL have him extradited.” So said the self-important ones last year in the context of Jed Mabilog, possibly living in Canada.Oh yeah?Extradition treaties usually...

Ombudsman

ON JULY 26, 2018, Samuel R. Martires was appointed Ombudsman. He replaced Conchita Carpio-Morales who had completed her seven year term.We tend to see...

Let’s be fair to PECO

I LIKED IT when incoming Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said: “I feel I don’t owe him (President Duterte) this position.”If this means that Bersamin...

International agreements

‘No treaty or international agreement shall be valid and effective unless concurred in by at two-thirds of all Members of the Senate’ – Constitution,...

Is the Supreme Court really necessary?

“THE SUPREME Court should not be thought of as having been tasked with the awesome responsibility of overseeing the entire bureaucracy. Unless there is...

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