GOING CHINA
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

THIS PARTICULAR week was greeted with unusually more news concerning China especially on diplomatic and business fronts where talks about President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to accept more investments and trade deals with the said country have dominated the discussions.

From the looks of it, President Duterte is hell bent on making good his threats to open the country’s doors to China and even Russia on one hand while discarding ties with the United States and its western allies on the other.

While many diplomatic analysts believe that it is virtually impossible for us to fully close…

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UNCERTAINTY

THERE is no doubt that majority of Filipinos especially the common masses still fully support President Rodrigo Duterte despite his unconventional leadership style.

But cracks are starting to surface in the leadership armor of President Duterte especially in the diplomatic and business fronts.

As everyone now knows, President Duterte easily turns ballistic every time the issue on extra-judicial killings is mentioned in connection with his anti-illegal drugs and criminality campaign.

Lately, however there are signs the international community’s patience on President Duterte is already wearing thin as foreign investors now appear ambivalent in the local market.

This is because analysts…

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SIX GOING 96 AND BEYOND
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

TIME flies fast! 

It seems only yesterday but OpinYon is now celebrating its 6th anniversary which is something that we are very thankful for.

OpinYon was conceived by our Publisher and Editor Mr. Ray Junia to be the leading light and primary champion for consumer protection.

The idea was born of the fact that Mr. Junia was aware that consumers are often at the mercy of oligarchs who control big businesses and industries and in the process also direct the economic fate of the country.

Some of our critics were quick in dismissing us with…

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INSATIABLE
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

REPORTS have it that Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is keen on participating in the P74.6-billion private partnership project (PPP) contract to modernize Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country’s premier gateway.

MPIC is headed by fund manager Manuel V. Pangilinan who according to some sources is the legal front of Indonesia based billionaire Anthoni Salim in the country.

The NAIA project was recently approved by National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) which was part of a plan to upgrade existing terminals in the country to increase capacity and handle operations in preparation for the…

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TAXING THE RICH TO SUPPORT THE POOR?
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

DESPITE STRONG opposition by the public, it appears that the Duterte administration is determined on raising the excise tax on petroleum products.

Economic planners are projecting that the government stands to collect an additional P130.51 billion in 2017, P158.76 billion in 2018 and P249 billion in 2022 should the measure be implemented.

To attain the same, the excise tax adjustment will raise the levy on regular fuel, from P4.35 a liter at present to P10 a liter next year, P10.40 a liter in 2018 and further to P12.17 a liter by 2022.…

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