If the government wishes to encourage online sellers to register and pay taxes, it must crack the whip on tax delinquents such as POGOs. It must demonstrate to the entire online economic community its fairness in the collection and administration of taxes.
President Duterte himself said many times that he is going to and will protect the rights of the Filipino people as provided for by the laws of the land. It only goes to show that claims that press freedom and democracy in the Philippines are being threatened under the Duterte administration are nothing but an innuendo.
Terrorism knows no boundaries, economic classes and races. It is morphed in several dimensions, that is why it is hard to legislate the means to control and prevent the same. The world today is so different that the argument about terrorists versus freedom fighters is no longer relevant. Countries are passing anti-terrorism measures to respond to critical cells operating in their territories.
It is about time we upend the traditional paradigm of invitation-only legislative consultations by putting a more inclusive and participative system in place.
A pandemic such as COVID-19 may be a total harm for all sectors and individuals. But it also presents opportunities for us to reshape and redesign the country's economic landscape to achieve the long-dreamt aspiration for equitable and inclusive growth
Our survival as a nation and as a people is still at stake. The shift to GCQ from ECQ or MECQ is not the "new normal." We will only achieve the goal of finally being under such state if we will together, cooperate with our leaders, follow the rules, and think of how our actions affect not only our loved ones but also other people and the community.
Covid-19 has shone what big data and a high level of technology can do. Countries deployed these things. China tapped into big data, machine learning and other digital tools as the virus spread through the nation in order to track and contain the outbreak.
These times are difficult for all governments and citizens around the world. Our survival depends on our capability to adapt, discipline ourselves and follow established health standards and protocols.
How does a learner learn? That should be the rethinking that every academician must confront because practitioners can tell if one is a catalyst of process-based mentorship, the door to future learning.