Monthly Archives: March 2018

Rough cuts | One big nebulous dream

WE READ in the papers that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been entered into by the Province of Davao Oriental with a supposed giant company based in Hong Kong, the Pionaire Finance Limited (PFL).

Posted in Opinion

Egalitarian | Self-worth and development

LAST Sunday’s preaching talked about sacrifice; the priest underscored that sacrifice can only be one if it is meant as deeply changing. The key word is reorientation. The homily of the priest toggled the economist in me.

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Lugar lang | These godforsaken times

GOT to hand it to Filipinos, we know how to perform our Catholic obligations. In fact we tend to overdo them, especially for show. I use the word ‘perform’ deliberately.

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Plain and Simple | A time to be quiet

WAS it Socrates who kept reminding us that unexamined life is not worth living?

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Exec: Halal standards launched in May

THE NATIONAL government will launch in May the national halal standards scheme (NHSS) where the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would handle the accreditation of the certification bodies.

Posted in Business

GSIS to implement anew old policy on pensioners

THE GOVERNMENT Service Insurance System (GSIS) has implemented again the policy that requires pensioners, ages 79 years old and below, to personally appear before the agency.

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Ordinance regulating Airbnb, others passed on final reading

THE ORDINANCE amending certain provisions of the Amended Tourism Code to include the regulation of home-sharing applications was passed on final reading last week.

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Minda investment ombudsman hits 100% disposition rate in ’17

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman Mindanao (OMB-Min) reported the highest disposition rate for the investment ombudsman among the regional offices in the country in 2017.

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28 NPA leaders surrendered since January 2018: military

THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has recorded a total of 28 CPP-NPA leaders who surrendered to security forces since the start of the year.

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PRO XI DIRECTOR: Ironman security plan a success

THE DAVAO Police Regional Office XI reported that the Alveo Ironman 70.3 triathlon international competition held last Sunday was very peaceful.

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