EDITORIAL - Informal census

Registration for the Philippine Identification System is ongoing, with some 20 million Filipinos already registered as of the start of the month. This is according to the Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA, which is in charge of the PhilSys registration......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 13th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Resettlement

Four years ago this month, the House committee on housing and urban development approved a bill providing for on-site, in-city or near-city housing for informal settlers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

EDITORIAL - Transmission risk

With the COVID pandemic still raging, the government is embarking on a house-to-house operation not for contact tracing, but to push ahead with the national census this month. In October, another activity requiring the participation of all households will also be launched the pre-registration for the national identification system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

EDITORIAL - Stealing ayuda

Across the country, 17 months of pandemic restrictions have rendered millions jobless, underemployed, bankrupt and impoverished......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

EDITORIAL - Inspiration from Ninoy

The nation marks the 38th anniversary of the murder of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. today with an additional sad note: the recent death of his only son, former president Benigno “Noynoy” III......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Masking versus Delta

With the continuing spread nationwide of the highly infectious Delta variant and the sustained high COVID cases in Metro Manila even during lockdown, the Department of Health is urging people to use disposable face masks instead of those made of cloth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

EDITORIAL - The COA’s mandate

The Commission on Audit is a constitutional body with its own mandate. That mandate specifically includes submitting an annual report to the Office of the President and Congress and recommending “measures necessary to improve (the) effectiveness and efficiency” of the “financial condition and operation” of government agencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Hospitals overwhelmed, again

Some hospitals are now converting even administrative offices and conference rooms into COVID wards, according to the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Deficient utilization

The Commission on Audit says it is not pointing to corruption in the “deficiencies” that it has uncovered in the Department of Health’s utilization of funds intended for the COVID-19 pandemic response, including the payment of benefits and special pay to healthcare workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

EDITORIAL - No central database

What used to be the Department of Transportation and Communications lost one aspect of its mandate and a separate department was created, with billions of pesos in public funds allotted to maintain the new bureaucracy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Prioritize informal workers in economic recovery

The government should move to include informal workers hard hit by the pandemic in its efforts to recover from the health crisis, a unit of the Asian Development Bank said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Alaves goals against Real Madrid (1-4). Video

Editorial Mediotiempo Mexico City / 14.08.2021 17:07:45 From home and generate expectations, and thus the beginning real Madrid In the 2021-2022 season this is from.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Vaccine hopping

The World Health Organization has been appealing to wealthy states to defer giving booster shots until more people in poor countries have been fully vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Delayed benefits

With COVID infections attributed to the spread of the Delta variant still rising across the country, hospitals are not only seeing their critical care facilities becoming overwhelmed but are also feeling the acute lack of trained healthcare workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

An ‘eco-disaster’ waiting to happen

The editorial headline by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on July 22, 2021 said it all. The “monumental eco-disaster” waiting to happen is the P23-billion, 174-hectare reclamation project that the city of Dumaguete plans to build on the entire seafront of this gentle city by the bay. The project seeks to transform the seaside site into […] The post An ‘eco-disaster’ waiting to happen appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Practice makes perfect

After nearly 17 months of various stages of lockdowns to contain COVID-19, the government by now should be adept at the orderly distribution of aid to affected communities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

PNP reprimands general who ordered ‘census’

The Philippine National Police is looking into allegations that a PNP general has ordered police officers to conduct a census and gather personal data of people in several parts of the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Trigger-happy

There is a Filipino term for trigger-happy persons: utak pulbura. The term aptly describes Cesar Panlaqui, a Manila barangay tanod who was caught on surveillance video fatally shooting a scavenger who had violated the curfew on Saturday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Vaccines for children

By the end of September, the government is reportedly hoping to begin inoculating children aged 12 to 17 against COVID-19. Before this happens, the government must first make sure that the other priority groups will be fully vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Don’t lose the momentum

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz provided the inspiration and got the momentum going, by bagging the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal after a 97-year wait, on the fourth day of the Tokyo Games......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Superspreaders

Because of the acute weakness of the country’s contact tracing capability, it is unlikely that the government will be able to trace the thousands of people who scrambled for COVID-19 shots last Thursday at several vaccination sites in the cities of Antipolo, Las Piñas and Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021