THE Basic Education Report made by the Education secretary last June 30 was timely and strategic — timely because we must take stock of K to 12 and whether we have achieved what we wanted to do, and strategic because any reform moving for award must be via integrating learning. Clearly, the Education secretary needs to put her house in order, or we compound problems down the road leading to a cycle where problems are passed to another agency by which time, it is already too late to address it.
AGAIN, it's about Maharlika, the fund, and not the fierce fighter we are witnessing these days slaying some dragons along the way. And the said legislative measure has taken the side of the state regardless of the current situation of Juan de la Cruz. The Marcos administration has not even taken the step to inform and educate the public on the need for it. Maharlika is the urgent matter for the administration than attending to stomach issues on basic commodities. Imagine onions and eggs and the leader was quoted as saying his tasks in the Department of Administration (DA) is not yet complete and only with the powers of a president can reform be pursued at the DA. Still, the reforms are not felt because the list of commodities is getting longer and not being solved.
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.
EVERY Filipino voter would want to have a successful president because his success is the success of the nation, which means a better life for all. But success is hard to come by if basic stomach issues are not attended to by a president who designated himself as his secretary of agriculture. Even the importation during harvest time came late as it is, even as Nueva Ecija was flooded causing an early harvest.