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PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been on eight foreign trips in the seven months of his term. As the country's Top Salesman, it is one thing to make a pitch for the country and discuss his plans to foreigners. But it is another thing, albeit most important, to create a policy environment in support of opening the economy of the country. This can only be made with a certain, stable and predictable policy regime that makes clear to all potential investors the governing laws prevailing in the country, with impacts and unintended consequences measured and assessed, respectively.

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been on eight foreign trips in the seven months of his term. As the country's Top Salesman, it is one thing to make a pitch for the country and discuss his plans to foreigners. But it is another thing, albeit most important, to create a policy environment in support of opening the economy of the country. This can only be made with a certain, stable and predictable policy regime that makes clear to all potential investors the governing laws prevailing in the country, with impacts and unintended consequences measured and assessed, respectively.

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About 72 percent of adults reported reading the Bible; 53 percent picture books; 52 percent short stories, 48 percent romance novels, and 48 percent newspapers and reference materials. Moreover, books are prohibitive to many.

About 72 percent of adults reported reading the Bible; 53 percent picture books; 52 percent short stories, 48 percent romance novels, and 48 percent newspapers and reference materials. Moreover, books are prohibitive to many.

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President Duterte is the LGUs’ only hope to resolve the issue on National Tax Allotment and we are fortunate that he was a former Mayor and he knows the plight of LGUs. This will be one of Duterte’s greatest legacies for the country. It will not bode well if he just passes this problem on to the next administration.

President Duterte is the LGUs’ only hope to resolve the issue on National Tax Allotment and we are fortunate that he was a former Mayor and he knows the plight of LGUs. This will be one of Duterte’s greatest legacies for the country. It will not bode well if he just passes this problem on to the next administration. 

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So how do I deal with racists friends like this former classmate?

So how do I deal with racists friends like this former classmate?

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Had too much food or beer this holiday season? How about too much talking for some, especially on an issue which is close to the heart of the working class after a long break--- returning to work? Anything excessive is bad, which includes being overly or obsessively positive--- called by many today as "toxic positivity."

Had too much food or beer this holiday season? How about too much talking for some, especially on an issue which is close to the heart of the working class after a long break--- returning to work? Anything excessive is bad, which includes being overly or obsessively positive--- called by many today as "toxic positivity."

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The 6th State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III addressed his administration's latest accomplishments on the matters of employment, education and economy. Now, let's recount his revealing speech.

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It has been only just a few months when I was still referring to myself as a “future media practitioner” and writing post-SONA essays was a chore.

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More than a month ago, I chanced upon on television the first presidential debate of the Democrat Party for the 2016 US Elections. Aside from the candidates’ conscious effort to attack their opponents merely on positions in various issues and platforms

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The PCS is inviting communication professionals to register as new members!

The PCS is inviting communication professionals to register as new members!

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The agricultural community’s ability to lobby for measures in favor of this sector is now at one of its highest level ensuring the field’s continued development.

The agricultural community’s ability to lobby for measures in favor of this sector is now at one of its highest level ensuring the field’s continued development.

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Therefore, this idea should be considered as a part of the government’s poverty alleviation program.

Therefore, this idea should be considered as a part of the government’s poverty alleviation program.

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Early this year, I was one of the first to float the idea of a Duterte-Duterte tandem in the 2022 elections, with Davao City Mayor Sara "Inday Sara" Duterte-Carpio as candidate for president and her father, incumbent President Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte, as candidate for vice president. My reason for doing so is for continuity in the programs, policies and projects that were started by Digong, which can only happen if the next president belongs to his inner circle or his closest political ally, and his daughter, Inday Sara, is the best and most qualified person who can do that. At the same time, a "Leni Robredo situation," one where the vice president is more of an obstructionist and opportunist who causes unnecessary disruptions to government programs, policies and projects, and shamelessly smears on the image of government and the country before a local and foreign audience, should not happen again, thus the idea of having Digong becoming vice president after serving as president for six years.

Early this year, I was one of the first to float the idea of a Duterte-Duterte tandem in the 2022 elections, with Davao City Mayor Sara "Inday Sara" Duterte-Carpio as candidate for president and her father, incumbent President Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte, as candidate for vice president. My reason for doing so is for continuity in the programs, policies and projects that were started by Digong, which can only happen if the next president belongs to his inner circle or his closest political ally, and his daughter, Inday Sara, is the best and most qualified person who can do that. At the same time, a "Leni Robredo situation," one where the vice president is more of an obstructionist and opportunist who causes unnecessary disruptions to government programs, policies and projects, and shamelessly smears on the image of government and the country before a local and foreign audience, should not happen again, thus the idea of having Digong becoming vice president after serving as president for six years.

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The Philippines can't afford to waste any more time on reforms because it risks again being labeled as the sick man of Asia. Vietnam is next in line to become the factory to the world as China becomes more prosperous and wages continue their upward trajectory. It is high time we do away with the practice of being our own worst enemy.

The Philippines can't afford to waste any more time on reforms because it risks again being labeled as the sick man of Asia. Vietnam is next in line to become the factory to the world as China becomes more prosperous and wages continue their upward trajectory. It is high time we do away with the practice of being our own worst enemy.

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It is about time we upend the traditional paradigm of invitation-only legislative consultations by putting a more inclusive and participative system in place.

It is about time we upend the traditional paradigm of invitation-only legislative consultations by putting a more inclusive and participative system in place.

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