DELICADEZA

IN THE Philippines, delicadeza is one word that is known to almost everybody but its application and definition seem to vary from one person to another, especially to many of our high ranking government officials.

Incumbent Education Secretary Leonor Briones once defined delicadeza as a behavior anchored on generally accepted moral standards, thus, its concept can be discerned in laws, rules and regulations concerning behavior of public officials.

Lately, the issue of delicadeza came into a fore after House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez confronted former Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson during a House hearing.

During the confrontation, Alvarez reminded Singson of…

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SECURITY THREATS

SOME sectors especially those from the far-right were demanding that the leftist members of President Duterte’s Cabinet should leave their posts following the breakdown of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano, Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza are among the three most prominent members of the Duterte government who are identified with the left.

It is not hard to believe however that there are thousands of others who occupy various positions in the administration who also share their political persuasions.

Those…

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ANNUS HORRIBILIS?

WHILE the Duterte government appears to be doing all it can to effect change and improve the living conditions of majority of Filipinos, some developments however tend to show that there are lots of works to be done and fast.

Over at the economic front, a report that the current value of a peso is now equivalent to only 67 centavos is particularly alarming.

The plunge in peso’s value was the lowest purchasing power of our currency since 2008, which as a consequence according to the Associated Labor Unions (ALU) had a severe effect to the Filipino daily wage earner.…

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WHERE TO TRUMP?

THE WAY President Donald Trump is managing or mismanaging the affairs of the United States is sending many people especially those who are sticklers for protocols scrambling and scratching their heads.

In less than two weeks, Trump ventured into previously untraveled paths by signing an executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries and threatened to make good on his promise to build a concrete wall along Mexican border.

He also withdrew from the Obama-sponsored Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) economic pact and is now training his guns on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

NAFTA was formed on January 1, 1994…

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PRODUCTIVE?

SHORTLY after emerging from a three-hour dinner meeting hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacanang Palace, businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan came out impressed and described the encounter as a very productive meeting.

The event was reportedly one of the first activities organized by Joey Concepcion, the newly-minted presidential consultant for entrepreneurship, and former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Judging from the impression given by MVP, who heads some of the country’s biggest companies, we could really surmise that the meeting could indeed be productive.

But the question is productive for whom? Was it for their business interests or…

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