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  • Truck ban in the city during rush hours mulled

    Due to concerns regarding traffic congestions and gridlocks during rush hours in the city involving trucks several city councilors have filed a proposed measure seeking to further regulate the passage of trucks within the city streets and roads during rush hours. In seeking to establish a truck ban during rush hours ordinance in the city,…

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  • Anti-Child begging and prostitution ordinance, pushed in the city

    The State has the obligation to protect the children. This is the impetuous behind the proposed ordinance authored by City Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. seeking to penalize parents, adopters, guardians or persons exercising special or substitute parental authority from allowing their children or children under their parental to be engaged in begging or prostitution in…

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  • Digong goes for the kill

    Finally, someone has found the courage to speak out against the oligarchs in the country. Those rich people who have enriched themselves, and continue to become richer, at the expense of the poor Filipino people. The select few and the super elite of the Republic who think of their countrymen as nothing more than mere…

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  • Stronger regulation of public transportation in the city sought

    City Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. has introduced a proposed measure intending to require all operators of taxicabs, jeepneys, buses, garage vans, school services transport and other similar public transportation operating within the jurisdiction of the city to submit a bio-data as well as police and NBI clearance of their employees to the Baguio City Police…

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  • An empty victory

    The arbitral case filed by the Philippines against China before the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague has reached its final conclusion. China according to the decision reached by the arbitration court has no “historic rights” to lay claim to the waters within the so called “nine-dash line” and has in fact violated…

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  • Keeping a promise

    President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte has begun to ramp up his campaign to rid the nation of illegal drugs and seems to be keeping his promise that there will be no sacred cows as he started to name names of government officials, both active and retired, who are allegedly coddling and protecting drug lords and drug…

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  • Coming out of the woodwork

    Like moths attracted to a lightbulb or bears that are tantalized by the sweet tasted of their favorite honey, drug users and drug pushers/peddlers are surrendering en masse to the authorities a few days before and immediately right after President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte took his oath as the 16th president of the country. This is…

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  • The drug campaign

    This writer read an alarming report that came out in the print media last June 23, 2016 regarding suspicious activities of several policemen in the conduct of illegal drugs operations against suspected drug syndicates. The report which came in the June 23, 2016 edition of the Manila Times was titled, “Police ‘assets’ yield 10 kilos…

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  • Is Martial Law in Basilan and Sulu necessary?

    The specter of martial law is looming large in Basilan and Jolo as the incoming administration of President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to study options formidable enough to finally crush the bandit group Abu Sayyaf. The incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya seemed to favor the imposition of martial law in…

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