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How to make your Christmas more environmentally friendly

Christmas is a time of celebration, but once the party’s over, plenty of garbage is hauled to the curb. Environmental group Zero Waste Canada estimates that from mid-November to mid-January, the average Canadian generates about 25 per cent more trash than during the rest of the year. The reason: people …

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Wanted: Director or general

One of the key election promises of President Rodrigo Duterte was to fight Red Tape and to make sure that doing business with government would be a lot easier than in previous administrations. In fact President Duterte has repeatedly stated that people in government should follow his 3 – 7 …

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No joke from DiokNo

When push comes to shove, embattled Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno showed he is no pushover. In fact, Diokno pushed and shove back those who tried to skewer him over his imagined connection to an obviously “favored” contractor company that suspiciously cornered infrastructure projects funded in …

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Assert it or lose it

The story is correct: Antonio Carpio thinks the Duterte administration did the right thing in signing a memorandum to work out an agreement with a Chinese state-run company to develop gas reserves in the West Philippine Sea. The views of the senior associate justice of the Supreme Court matter not …

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EDITORIAL – Father and son

The charge is for visiting a place raided by the police on suspicion of being a drug den – a violation of Section 7(b) of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The raiders from the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency were armed …

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