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Consumer protection

A THREE-legged stool needs, by definition, three legs. It is useless if it only has two. This is a metaphor for the consumer protection environment....

Good government?

SNIPPETS from Lapsus Calami are always thought-provoking and often result in further analysis in an attempt to find out what is really going on. A...

Competition and consumer protection

A SOMEWHAT hagiographic piece (by ABS-CBN News) appeared in PN on April 14. This extolled the virtues of Arsenio Balisacan who is responsible for...

Education

THE ELECTION season is upon us and candidates are using their considerable rhetorical skills to seek our vote. One area of potential debate is...

K-12 redux

THE SECOND batch of students who have completed six years of high school, a concomitant of Republic Act 10533, will leave their schools in...

A mess

IN 2013, the Court of the Southern District of New York, sentenced Vilma Bautista, a former aide of Imelda Marcos, to six years’ imprisonment...

Truth and sophistry

A HEADLINE in last Friday’s Panay News quoted Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin in a keynote speech delivered at the start of the national convention...

Non-negotiable?

WHAT will happen to Iloilo City after May 25, 2019 when Panay Electric Co.’s (PECO) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) expires? I predict...

Bank supervision

IN SEVERAL interviews over the past week, newly appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno has shown that in his role he will...

Job mobility

IN MAY 2016, Benjamin Diokno, then a columnist for a business broadsheet, wrote an article singing the praises of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s 10-point economic...

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