CCT perpetuates mendicant mentality

FAR from being a tool to help the poor improve their lives, the conditional cash transfer program has instead become a tool that perpetuates mendicancy in the country.

VOCAL critics of the program, later renamed Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) by the Aquino administration, have said that despite the huge increases in budget, the program has failed to address poverty and hunger but just perpetuated mendicancy and disunity in poor communities.

Implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the CCT, aka PantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a brainchild of former President Arroyo but claimed by Aquino as his, continues…

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Traffic woes and the Old Manila

By Addie Pobre

GAZING at old pictures of our cities, one cannot help but be nostalgic and long for the old Manila with its ‘romantic Parisian architectural design and ambience that evoke fine taste and civility’ of yesteryears.

Enter the new 21st century, major Metro Manila cities are now a far cry from what they once were and have become a depressing hubbub of urban life. Sadly, they are now classic examples of urban blight.

Traversing along the disharmony of tall, soulless architectural sights, incoherent tones of infrastructures, shades of smokes, massive roads obsessed with automobiles, train stations crammed with…

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Accounts on Schooling’s Filipina Nanny ‘Legit’ News

By Addie Pobre

THE 2016 Rio Olympics has witnessed one of its most shocking moments when the 21-year-old Singaporean Joseph Schooling won gold in the men’s 100m butterfly division of swimming over Michael Phelps, the most celebrated Olympian of all time.

This upset made Schooling’s name a subject of the headlines, and worldwide interest towards his professional and personal life inevitably heightened.

For instance, in the Philippine context, news about Schooling’s nanny being a Filipina quickly circulated in the mainstream news day after he beat Phelps in the Rio Olympics.

This news, however, has received negative reactions among netizens. Netizens…

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PH made hybrid train unfit for Metro Manila

NEWLY appointed Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña has doused cold water on high expectations over Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) a locally -developed mass transportation system as there are still areas that require more researches and developments to perfect the same.

HERT is a 40-meter long system of five interlinked and air conditioned coaches, that can run at a top speed of 50kph on a ‘supposed to be’ dedicated lane and can accommodate as much as 650,000 passengers a day.

The problem however is despite having gone through a lot of tests and was proven…

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