Must we allow medical marijuana?

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Amid the relentless campaign against illegal drugs by the Duterte administration, a bill that passed the lower house on the compassionate use of medical marijuana may just negate all efforts to solve the illegal drugs scourge.

 

Already, newly-appointed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III—erstwhile head of the Civil Service Commission—is pushing for the medical marijuana, which senators vows to oppose fiercely, including Duque’s confirmation for the post.

 

The push that medical cannabis or medical marijuana is getting from Duque III sends a chilling message and is being seen as contrary to the…

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BILLIONS FOR TOLL ROADS

By Francisco Benjamin Garcia

IT COULD not have come at a more perfect time.

The country’s toll roads are prepared to take in the hundreds of thousands of motorists and passengers who are expected to troop to the provinces to pay respects to their dear departed ones during this year’s observance of All Saints and All Souls Days.

An annual exercise in perfect efficiency, operators of the country’s busiest toll roads, the NLEX and the SLEX, put to actual run results of massive capital investments they made aimed at improving carrying capability and improved service efficiency in these major toll roads.…

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Who gains- Roque or Abella?
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By Rose de la Cruz 

The announced replacement of Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella with erstwhile human rights lawyer, Rep. Harry Roque, prompts people to ask: Who gains, Roque or Abella? 

Without a doubt, it is difficult, to say the least, to defend the human rights violations being committed under the Duterte administration, whether or not the President sanctions, encourages or allows them. 

More difficult it is to portray a human side to the President, whose acerbic tongue and disposition had piqued several citizens—many of them who supported his presidency only to be dismayed later.…

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Grab, Uber are new targets of criminals

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Uber and Grab are now the favorite hunting grounds of carnappers and robbers and one like  Grab driver Gerardo Amolato Maquidato, Jr being even killed last October 27.

 

Similarly color- coded alarms and added security must be provided by transport network vehicle service (TNVS) operators and per- trip micro-insurance must be given to commuters of these TNVS.

 

These schemes were proposed by Rep. Neil Abayon of AAngat Tayo partylist and assistant minority leader recently, in response to these hazards faced by both drivers and commuters of Grab and Uber.

 

In…

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A mentor dialogues with another mentor

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Entrepreneurship mentor Joey A. Concepcion, whose Go Negosyo has paved the way for many small businesses to flourish in a highly-competitive environment, would not pass up the chance to be mentored by another mentor, Alibaba Founder Jack Ma, when the latter conversed with De la Salle students last October 25.

 

Not only did he grab the opportunity to listen to the wisdom of Ma but he also gave some successful young and small entrepreneurs a chance to “learn” from his one-on-one session with a global billionaire who was conferred by DLSU the Doctorate…

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