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Egalitarian | Transformative powers

THERE practically are different forms of power which define the manner people wield authorities over their communities. The Japanese understand three powers such as the military

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Egalitarian | Patriotism, education and accountability

DURING these times, becoming a patriot seems to be at the last of the check list. To some others it is a boring topic to consider. I can remember the original corporate values of my institution,

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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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Egalitarian | TRAIN Law again

LAST Saturday I was invited to guest at a local radio station to explain the result of the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) survey on the Tax Reform for Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) introduced by the administration of Duterte.

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Egalitarian | On BBL and Federalism

OVER some series of talks, I have gathered that there are sentiments that the Bangsamoro Basic Law needs to be approved ahead of the pursuit of Federalism.

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Egalitarian | Lessons from a reunion

FINALLY, after 14 long years since college, I was reunited with my college friends. Along with my friend Johmar Mamburam, then an engineering student, and Vanessa Ordaneza who was studying education

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Egalitarian | Philippine economy, politics and political parties

THERE are various technical descriptions to developing countries, most common is the condition of welfare of the people in the country according to health, security, food, social security.

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Egalitarian | Love in economics

I THINK I am not yet off the hook from the love celebration; hopefully my readers can relate so that at least I maintain some degree of relevance to them. This time I will deviate from my usual serious political and

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Egalitarian | Dictatorship and development

AGAIN we take a look at the Philippines as a paradox; a country with educated and creative people endowed with natural resources but continuously wallow in poverty. Neighboring countries in proximate Asia and in other places can provide a model

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Egalitarian | Social market economy in Federal Philippines

THE FEDERAL model in the Philippines will be buoyed by the market model better known as social market economy. For what it stands for, it is a market model where equity of outcomes and equality of access is assured.

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