NEDA cites ways to make rice tarrification work



By Rose de la Cruz


A day after newspapers splashed news about the Philippines being the biggest rice importer in the world, the National Economic and Development Authority talks about ways to reduce quantitative restrictions on the staple to enable more rice to enter the country.


Touted in decades past as the rice exporter of the world—following successes made by the International Rice Research Institute and the pro-farmer friendly policies and subsidies in the Marcos era—the country has been steadily increasing (albeit steeply each year) the volume of rice that it would buy from neighbors in…

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To help bring back normalcy to families affected by the recent earthquake in Mindanao, SM Foundation (SMFI), together with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), executed its relief operation covering 2,000 families from November 7- 8 in barangays of Bansalan and Magsaysay, Davao del Sur under its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE).


Through the disaster response program, SMFI, together with PSE, distributed relief packs—which are composed of bottled mineral water, rice, ready-to-eat meals, and instant noodles—to affected families.


Volunteers from the following organizations and units helped in the distribution of the relief packs: SM Markets, SM Supermalls, SM Emergency Response Team (SMERT) of SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier, Davao City OCD/911 and Fire Volunteers, and MDRMO and MSWD of Bansalan, Davao del Sur.


Through Operation Tulong Express, SM Foundation aims to be one of the first responders during calamities by giving immediate assistance to affected communities/families in the form of food, medicine, and other basic needs.

Read more: SM,PSE Foundations distribute relief bags to Davao quake victims

What’s with 11.11




By Rose de la Cruz


Internet-savvy shoppers and big supermarkets are hyped about 11.11 with online retailers offering huge discounts (some up to 70 percent) and speedy deliveries to shoppers for that single day.


But what is 11.11 and how did this shopping craze start?


An article at the Telegraph said the spending binge, which takes place on Nov.11 each year has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the US for online purchases made on a single day.  Known as the singles day (because of the repeating number 1) this spending binge…

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Legislators want PGH, DoH to check on heath of PMA, PNPA cadets



By Rose de la Cruz


Partylists Reps. Alfredo Garbin, AKO Bicol and Bernadette Herrera, Bagong Henerasyon, asked the Philippine General Hospital to check on the health of Philippine Military Academy and Philippine National Police Academy cadets in view of deaths and injuries from initiation rites that include hazing.


They both reacted to the death of another PMA cadet, Mario Telan Jr., cadet 4th class, who was found at the bottom of the PMA swimming pool last Friday.


According to investigation, upper-class cadets searched for the victim at 1:20 p.m. They proceeded to the PMA's…

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Nation hails VP’s acceptance of drug czar position



By Rose de la Cruz


The official acceptance by Vice President Leni Robredo of the position as drug czar or overseer of the war against drugs is a stepping--stone towards collaboration between the two highest offices of the land and a possible reunification of the morally and politically fractured Philippine society.


Whatever negativism was attached to the position earlier offered in jest, and out of frustration, to the Vice President for her candid assessment of the failed drug war, should now be put to rest and the nation must unite against a menace that has destroyed…

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