Why high inflation should be a cause of concern

 

By Rose de la Cruz

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ report that August inflation hit 6.4 percent, the highest observed since April 2009, should really be one big worry for the government, because once inflation runs away, hungry stomachs will resort to mass actions that could lead to food riots, or even worse scenarios.

 

The BSP said that the year-to-date average for headline inflation of 4.8 percent is above the government’s announced inflation target range of 3 percent±1 percentage point for 2018.

 

For core inflation—which excludes selected volatile food and energy items to measure price pressures—the…

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Restoring the credibility of the police force

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Quite often, we hear or read about erring new-hires of policemen engaged in illegal activities like extortion, corruption and protecting establishments (who pay them for such extra service).

 

And this becomes a sore image for the good men in the force who work so hard to maintain the integrity and dignity of the institution. Still the media plays on such shenanigans because this is what sell the paper or blogs in social media.

 

Unfair though it is, the blemish stays in public perception, who now look at the entire force…

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Donations that are meant to last

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

At 60 years old, the SM Group had evolved meaningful donations that are meant to last long. In all its corporate social responsibility endeavors, the SM Group, through SM Foundation Inc. makes sure that schoolbuildings, hospitals, health centers and other facilities that it renovates/improves throughout the country would last for the future generations, through maintenance and tireless upkeep efforts.

 

SM Foundation has been maintaining its donations—painting the walls and roofs and replacing defective parts (minus the roofs and walls which are part of the upkeep responsibilities of local government and national…

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Phil to have 9.2M elderly by end 2019

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The country currently has 8.7 million senior citizens and this is expected to increase by 500,000 in 2019 reaching 9.2 million by the end of next year, based on Philippine Statistics Authority estimates..

 

With the rapid and exponential increase of the elderly population in the Philippines, Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay of the senior citizen partylist, declared that “the time is ripe for the institutionalization of a government line-budget specifically aimed at mitigating the social, health, and economic impacts of ageing in our society.”

 

“Our once youthful demography is…

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Imelda Papin wants to study more

 

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

 

Learning is a never-ending process, as far as Asia’s sentimental songstress Imelda Papin is concerned.

 

She has received a Bachelor of Commerce major in Management from the University of Hawaii but still wants to pursue schooling in whatever course however lowly.

 

Like her penchant for enrolling in a language learning program under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), for which she recently signified her intention to undergo an international language lesson under the auspices of the state technical and vocational education.

 

                This happened when she recently…

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