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  • PH stands to benefit from new MDB ocean partnership
    A RECENTLY announced partnership between the multilateral development banks (MDBs), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) raises encouraging prospects of improving the protection of the Philippines’ marine environment and the welfare of those whose livelihoods depend on the sea. The ADB and EIB signed a memorandum of understanding on January […]
  • Another Senate vaccine hearing is imperative
    THERE cannot be a more compelling reason for the Senate to hold another public hearing on the government’s Covid vaccination plan than the fact that the two previous hearings failed to produce satisfactory answers to questions of high public importance. At the conclusion of the last hearings, the senator-inquisitors appeared to be as confused and […]
  • Wise move to issue ‘vaccine passports’ to vaccinated citizens
    WHEN we read a report on Israel’s impressive and successful vaccine rollout and vaccination program, we found most striking and arresting the information that Israel became the first country to announce that it would issue a “green passport” to residents, who receive the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine. Chezy Levy, director-general of the Israeli Health […]
  • Political season underway
    President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire recently for saying why he does not want his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, to succeed him in 2022. For some, he sounded biased against women, unsure of their temperament for the rough and tumble of national politics. On the other hand, there are those who heard a […]
  • Another construction controversy
    A GROUP dedicated to the preservation of the historic San Sebastian Church in Quiapo, Manila has launched an online petition to halt the construction of a nearby 31-story condominium tower in a case that is reminiscent of the controversy over the now-completed Torre de Manila near Rizal Park from 2013 to 2017. Unfortunately, the current […]

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