Addressing Traffic Crisis
Editorial Cartoon by Romy Castro

THE ADMINISTRATION’S proposal for Congress to grant emergency powers to President Rody Duterte to address the worsening traffic crisis hit a roadblock after Senate committee on public services chair Senator Grace Poe held in abeyance deliberations on the measure.

Poe was prompted to defer the hearings after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) failed to submit a detailed list of projects or the so-called bill of particulars that the administration would implement to address the traffic crisis once the emergency powers are granted.

To recall, transportation officials asked the committee during a hearing on August 25 that…

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WHAT ABOUT CAREER OFFICIALS?
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte who was obviously disappointed with reports of unbridled irregularities in the government has declared vacant all positions being occupied by government appointees of the current and previous administration.

Duterte has initially allowed thousands of appointees of the past regime to remain on their posts in a hold-over capacity as his government was still in the process of vetting applicants before hiring their replacements.

However, he got fed-up after receiving persistent complaints during his provincial visits that anomalous transactions were still happening in the regional offices of various government offices.

He particularly cited the…

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LOGICAL
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

THE PLAN by government bank regulators to relax foreign exchange rules could not have come at a better time.

Our country’s very restrictive yet flawed and vulnerable banking system was exposed following the US $ 81 million Bangladeshi bank heist scandal.

As a result, bank regulators were compelled to find ways on how to counteract our obviously weak banking system to ensure that no similar incident would happen in the future.

In a stroke of genius, they decided that instead of tightening the noose, they opted to relax rules in an attempt to draw more of…

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RIGHT ON THE HEAD

SOLICITOR General Jose Calida hit it right on the head when he supported the contention of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) that telecommunication industry giants Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PDT) and Globe Telecoms tried to evade the antitrust law by hiding important details in the May 30 buyout of San Miguel Corp.’s telecommunications unit.

The state lawyer noted that the telecom leaders could have deliberately hid key deal details to escape the antitrust body’s scrutiny and even went one notch higher when they included provisions barring SMC from again competing in the industry thus ensuring their position as the…

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WHAT THE PUBLIC EXPECTS
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

IT APPEARS that the dream by some moneyed and vested interest groups to rake huge profits out of the P74.6-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) modernization and improvement project would have to remain just like that at the moment, a dream.

This after President Duterte declared in no uncertain terms during his 1st State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he favors moving main airport operations from NAIA to either Clark in Pampanga or Sangley Point in Cavite.

The move is envisioned by government planners to greatly help in easing terrible traffic and air congestions…

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