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October, 2017

  • 15 October

    FDA marks gains, faces threats


    It looks like the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is measuring up to public expectations and delivering on the promises it made.

  • 15 October

    SmileTrain Philippines celebrates World Smile Day

    Smile Train’s Country Director Kimmy Flaviano awards a plaque of recognition to Beyond Yoga’s Ben Bernabe for the success of Yoga For Smiles Challenge together with ambassadors Megan Young and Aubrey Miles while a Smile Train patient turned advocate and elite runner Rojan Pajarin shares a story of his new experiences after his surgery. PHOTO BY HANANEEL BORDEY

    By Hananeel C. Bordey The world’s largest cleft charity celebrated World Smile Day in honor of the people who contributed to their cause and helped change the lives of children born with untreated clefts in the Philippines last October 5 at I’M Hotel, Makati City.

  • 15 October

    Net satisfaction guaranteed

    By Allan Mediante While the President’s net satisfaction rating from June 2017 to September 2017 dropped in the Visayas, Luzon, and in Metro Manila, it remained steady here in Mindanao.

  • 9 October

    After Jinggoy, will Bong and Janet be free soon?


    After Jinggoy, will Bong and Janet be free soon?

  • 9 October

    Two decades of onerous water deals

    By Water for the People Network The 20th anniversary of the privatization of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in August was considered a milestone by privatization proponents.

  • 9 October

    Asean fuels success in the region

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has significantly helped its member-states achieve economic progress, a Vietnamese senior economic official said.

  • 1 October

    Andy Bautista gets one-year reprieve


    Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista can now heave a sigh of relief, at least for one year, after the Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against him for being insufficient in form.

  • 1 October

    Federalism may worsen inequality—PIDS forum


    A shift to federalism at this time could worsen regional inequality given the existing highly imbalanced and inequitable political and economic development among regions, provinces, and cities across the country.

  • 1 October

    Thinktank calls Du30 tax package as Train to nowhere


    Among the hype the Department of Finance (DOF) uses regarding the government’s tax reform package is how taxes paid by the poor will go back to them in the form of infrastructure projects and social services. The reality however is that the taxes will go largely to big-ticket infrastructure projects in and around the National Capital Region (NCR) that the …

September, 2017

  • 24 September

    House blinks


    As we write this piece, media reported that the House of Representatives has partially restored the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) budget for 2018.

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