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An oncoming crisis

05:03 AM September 06, 2017

We are now a nation being challenged once more with several issues emanating from the present administration’s policies concerning its war on drugs and corruption. The latest word war among government officials — appointed and elected — has created more problems than solutions.

Filipinos are fed up with such bickering and endless “he said, she said” rhetoric in the midst of high prices of commodities and utilities that affect the daily life of an ordinary Juan dela Cruz. Pundits are asking: “Where are the promises pertaining to a better life for every Filipino especially the poor?” Even middle-class families are slowly inching toward lower class status.

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Are we seeing a repeat of the past administration’s promises that were never fulfilled, particularly the supposed positive economic results of foreign investments? Is it still the same “old trickle-down effect” or BS taking this country for a ride?

News of investments that will bring jobs via “build, build, build” seems to be stuck on the drawing board. Some analysts observe that we are being herded (like cattle) into a debt trap. Which is which? Are we really moving toward industrialization, meaning more jobs, more buying power for the needy and more opportunities for growth?

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President Duterte can possibly feel the heat this time. Our peso is on a free fall, prices of commodities were compromised by bird flu hype, there is the ongoing Marawi crisis as well as the shocking control of top Chinese drug lords of our political system; even the Marcoses are attempting to dupe him of the fool’s gold and stale gold certificates to avert the global class suit the family will face soon.

President Duterte has been advised to implement a revolutionary government which will surely fail due to the infighting among his political party mates.

The President should think and act out of the box if he wants to survive this crisis by design.

ERICK SAN JUAN

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