GMA SOLUTION

Malthusian theory

IT’S PLEASING to learn that former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is back in harness, looking very hale and hearty.

Now congressman from Pampanga, GMA has announced she would file the proposed "Metro Manila Traffic Crisis Act of 2016", a bill seeking to grant newly installed President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte emergency powers to address the economy-threatening conundrums in the streets of the metropolis.

GMA proposes a number of measures authorizing Duterte to enter into negotiated contracts for traffic and transportation projects without bidding, and to reorganize the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), among other prerogatives.

The emergency authority is…

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AYALA MUSCLE

THIS business conglomerate is old money, mega bucks even before Chinese names dominated Philippine business. This corporate giant builds cities. This company promises to make our lives better.

This enterprise is at the top in the list of companies with high level of involvement on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Most think it does not involve itself in government shenanigans. It is generally perceived as clean and not involved in government corruption.

It is Ayala Group of Companies owned by the family Jaime Zobel de Ayala, no. 7 on the list of the country’s wealthiest, reported to have a networth of…

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(GRRRRR!) HELLISH!

 

GIVEN the severe punishment being endured daily by millions of motorists and commuters due to hellish traffic situation in Metro Manila, there is an extreme urgency for the incoming Duterte administration to look for and introduce quick yet effective solutions.

EXTRAORDINARY COMMITMENT

However, there is no need to give incoming President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers as proposed by some quarters.

Rather what is needed is an extraordinary commitment and dedication especially by the people he assigned to address the transport woes.

These newly appointed officials led by Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade should not forget that they are there to serve…

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INJUSTICE SECRETARY
Photo courtesy of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)


SOME guys have all the luck.

Such is the case of incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II who despite his questionable background and record as a practicing lawyer was still chosen by newly proclaimed President Rodrigo R. Duterte as one of the members of his soon to be formed Cabinet.

PARTIALLY CORRECT

In his first media briefing after his formal proclamation, Duterte admitted he was having a hard time choosing his Cabinet members but he assured the nation that his nominees are ‘all men of honesty and integrity’.

Duterte is only…

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'WE OWN PH'

In a 1998 interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, former First Lady Imelda Marcos was quoted as saying that “we practically own everything in the Philippines—from electricity, telecommunications, airline, banking, beer and tobacco, newspaper publishing, television stations, shipping, oil and mining, hotels and beach resorts, down to coconut milling, small farms, real estate and insurance.” 

 

PERSONAL PIGGY BANK

That she had the gall to admit about their family’s immense wealth despite its questionable origins many years after they were driven out of Malacanang Palace, was tantamount to admitting that they indeed turned the national treasury into their personal…

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