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  • How will motorcycle taxis practice physical distancing?
    EITHER the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is serious about enforcing physical distancing under its Covid-management program or it is merely joking about allowing motorcycle taxis to operate amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many readers have written The Manila Times to express their consternation that the IATF-EID is seriously thinking […]
  • Why did PH not join in rejecting international right to abortion?
    THE Philippine Constitution provides in Article 2, Section 11 and 12: “Section 11: The state values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights;” “Section 12: The state recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally […]
  • Relish positive news about economic recovery forecast
    Good news may seem like a rare commodity these days. And we heard some from Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez 3rd and others who spoke at The Manila Times business forum a few days ago. The secretary foresees a robust recovery for the Philippines in 2021, when gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast to grow […]
  • Suicides should not be politicized
    ON Tuesday, the Department of Education (DepEd) issued a statement regarding recent reports of a number of suicides among teachers and students in different parts of the country, warning that some individuals and groups were apparently trying to “discredit the efforts of the department” by blaming the deaths on the current “distance learning” program. It […]
  • Did Cayetano as speaker cause tangled affairs of 30th SEA Games?
    THE figure of former House speaker Alan Peter Cayetano looms large in the tangled affairs of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and the questionable role that the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) played in the organization and management of the games. Cayetano’s clout as speaker is evidently the reason why he […]

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