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Rice smuggling, WTO and Philippine law

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At the hearing on rice smuggling at the Senate last Jan. 22, some senators stated that whether rice smuggling exists or not depends on whether we will follow Philippine Law or the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

US stocks sink as government heads toward shutdown

The morning sun illuminates the US Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. US stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy—a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit.  AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

US stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy—a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Before businessmen, Drilon, Belmonte vow to push economic reforms

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Senate President Franklin M. Drilon(left) and Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte Jr.: Economic reforms. FILE PHOTO

The leaders of both Houses of Congress on Monday gave the business community their firm commitment to pursue critical economic reforms and policy interventions aimed at attracting foreign investments, boosting the country’s competitiveness, creating new jobs and reducing poverty.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Senate sub-committee green lights NTC budget

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Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero.  PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) P244.8 million proposed budget was approved on Tuesday by the Senate finance sub-committee.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Crime syndicate aka Congress

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In the wake of massive adverse criticism, the indispensable partner of the most influential “crime syndicate” in the country—which goes by the name Congress of the Philippines—has commenced damage control.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Incentive for tax evasion

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For morally upright senators and congressmen (assuming they exist), the recent weeks may be considered the worst of times in terms of public esteem for their office.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Caffeine heavy? Energy drinks makers defensive at US Senate hearing

Senior executives from Monster Beverage, Red Bull and Rockstar joined forces on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to fight off growing claims that their caffeine-rich products are hazardous to young people's health.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The multibillion-dollar global energy drink industry joined forces on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to fight off growing claims that their caffeine-rich products are hazardous to young people’s health.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Choices for the Senate

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Two more days to go and we’re off to the polls to choose our local government officials, congressmen and a new set of senators.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Moral ascendancy … ugh!

The self-righteous senators have fallen from their pedestal.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Senate ratifies bill to remove taxes on international carriers, shippers

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Epira amendment high on agenda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has ratified a bill that would remove the taxes now being imposed on international carriers and shippers, resulting in more tourist arrivals and lower and more affordable fares.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Moral of the sorry

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When, in any dispute involving money, somebody who claims the higher moral ground declares that it is not about the money, immediately we know that, actually, it is all about the money.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

HIV victim dismayed cases up despite own story

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Wanggo Gallaga announced in 2008 that he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hoping that the people would learn from his mistake. Being HIV-positive raises a person's heart attack risk by about 50 percent, said a study released Monday, March 5, 2013, that confirms earlier findings.

When 29-year-old Wanggo Gallaga announced in 2008 that he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), he was hoping that the people would learn from his mistake.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Science and Health | Read More »

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