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Democratizing UP education

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Education is an important process by which a society harnesses its vast human resources in order to build a progressive society. Because it is a social responsibility, the 2008 UP Charter has mandated the state to institutionalize—through the University of the Philippines—a mission that fulfills this.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Overtaxing working, middle classes

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… [I]t is the duty of the State … to promote people’s welfare, assuring everyone of equal economic opportunity, wholesome living conditions, a chance to work for a decent livelihood, a fair share of the fruits of the country’s material progress and the enjoyment of a standard of living in accordance with the basic needs of self-respecting intelligent men.”–President Manuel L. Quezon of Baler (“Filipinos of Today, Filipinos of Yesterday”)

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Debunking PH language myths

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Past and present language issues in the Philippines have become the subject of popular discussions after concerned citizens stepped up their campaign against the Commission on Higher Education’s decision to remove Filipino subjects from the new general education curriculum.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Asean financial integration

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As a financial services professional, I applauded the signing into law of Republic Act No. 10641. Here was finally a concrete step toward the promise of further integrating the Philippines into the global economy and benefiting from it. That would be a massive step forward for us.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Investing in ‘suprastructure’

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PINOY ROBOTICS A boy prepares to launch his robot for the Tour of the Philippines Challenge of the World Robot Olympiad at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The annual science and technology competition aims to develop creativity and problem-solving skills. RICHARD REYES

Much has been said about our country’s huge infrastructure deficit, particularly in transport, power and water. And criticisms or suggestions (unsolicited or otherwise) on this vital issue loudly persist which are just kosher till the public sees palpable improvements.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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