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Business Economy

Duterte’s magnificent infrastructure development program MUST continue past 2022

PhilSTAR columnist Boo Chanco can’t seem to decide on his stand as he is now issuing seemlingly grudging praises for Department of Transportation Secretary Art Tugade. In his piece today “Essential public transportation”, Chanco goes as far as asserting that “Sec. Art is a vast improvement over from DOTr Sec. Jun Abaya. They had almost […]

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Government Health

The Philippines’ health care system COLLAPSED under Yellowtard watch!

Yellowidiots don’t want to admit that they are responsible for the collapse of the healthcare system because they did nothing to build up capacity to cope with demand under their watch. Yet Boo Chanco writes… According to Sen. Ralph Recto, the share of health in the 2021 P1 trillion infrastructure pie is a measly “one […]

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Government Health

Public transport CATASTROPHIC failure for Filipino masses as Manila responds to COVID-19 pandemic!

Very few options are available to Filipinos caught in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is likely that the economic effects of the response to the outbreak will be far more severe than its effects on public health. Photos being shared over social media show Metro Manila’s residents struggling with overburdened public transport infrastructure. […]

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Government

Leni Robredo’s mouth goes WANG WANG again!

“Vice President” Leni Robredo is saying that the government should admit that there is a traffic crisis. Bizarre that she says this because (1) she is part of the government and (2) she was part of the Liberal Party that was in power just a few years ago and didn’t make any noise about the […]

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Lifestyle Society & Culture

The law is not a good basis to not open private subdivisions to public access

In his column today published on the Inquirer, Artemio V. Panganiban goes at length to cite all sorts of quaint Philippine laws to arrive at this quaint conclusion… Given these emphatic rulings, the government may not forcefully open gated subdivisions to public traffic without giving due respect to the villagers’ right to regulate passage therein. […]

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Lifestyle

Grace Poe’s proposal to have “business class” coaches on Metro trains is downright stupid

Seriously? “Business class” for light rail trains? But that’s exactly what Senator Grace Poe is proposing… Poe raised this suggestion during the Senate hearing for the 2020 budget of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), saying that those who will ride these premium train coaches may pay P200 to P300, which is higher than the normal […]

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Society & Culture

Ordinary Filipinos offer a wealth of ideas on how to solve Manila’s traffic disaster

I posted ‪some ideas to solve the traffic gridlock on Facebook and I am heartened by the outpouring of more ideas sent through by commenters. The following is the initial list I posted: ‪1. Limit or ban privately-owned buses.‬ They should be government-operated. ‪2. Get rid of the jeepneys.‬ ‪3. Open the gated communities for […]

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Lifestyle

Why #WalangPasok becomes a trending hashtag in the Philippines every now and then

The #WalangPasok hashtag “trends” on Twitter every now and then because it’s one of those flypaper “issues” that sheeplike Filipinos flock to whenever it rains. Rain makes the news in the Philippines, apparently. Whenever that happens, Filipinos find it hard to decide for themselves whether or not to go to work or school. They’d rather […]