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Addressing the plastic problem

THE PROBLEM with plastic materials is that many of them last forever. While some types are considered biodegradable, many require industrial-level processes to be recycled...

No room for absurdity

THE RECENT controversy regarding the possible release of former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez is an object lesson on how, at times, well-crafted laws  with...

Decongesting the city through rail

IN DECEMBER 1966, Toronto City’s Planning Board published Proposals for A New Plan for Toronto. At the time, the city had been experiencing mounting...

Clearing a constipated medicine distribution system

IN FEBRUARY 2019, in another win for social justice, President Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11223 or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act.

The Philippines as innovation achiever

THE COUNTRY’S continuing efforts to improve has once again been recognized as we inched up in rankings of this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII)....

A time of action

PRESIDENT Duterte’s State of the Nation addresses (SONAs) are always interesting. He is, of course, a very candid person, and has no qualms talking...

Higher salaries for our public school teachers

BY SONNY ANGARATEACHERS have an important role in Philippines society. In a country like the Philippines where...

Doubling the social pension for our elderly

IN 2010, while Aurora representative during the 14th Congress, we helped enact Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. This...

New DICT Leadership

RECENTLY, my former colleague Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan was sworn in as the new Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). He...

A foremost health issue

THE SENATE resumed session no less than a week after the polls closed for the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. For our part,...

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