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PRESS RELEASE: House bicameral conf members urged to reject Senate tax reform bill

PRESS RELEASE 4 December 2017   House bicameral conf members urged to reject Senate tax reform bill   Fiscal policy reform advocacy group, Action for Economic Reforms (AER) urges the members of the House of Representatives in the bicameral committee deliberating on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) package 1 to stick with […]

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III For porn lovers, XXX or triple X stands for hardcore sex. But for the religious, XXX can symbolize three crosses. I lean towards the religious, but XXX has a different meaning for me, other than crosses. I have a friend whose nickname is X — not for ekis (or […]

Press release: Senate bill on tax reform rejected, tagged pro-rich, anti-health

PRESS RELEASE 29 November 2017   Senate bill on tax reform rejected, tagged pro-rich, anti-health by economic, health leaders   Economic, finance and health leaders expressed disappointment  today over the failure of Senate Bill 1592, or the Senate version of package 1 of tax reforms for catering to self-interests,  failing to correct the structural problems, […]

Upheaval

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III As 2017 draws to a close, and even before we celebrate Christmas, the country is bracing itself for an upheaval. Consider the following major developments: 1. The Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is being impeached. Notwithstanding the word of President Rodrigo Duterte that he is […]

Mugabe and Duterte

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III The recent ouster of Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s leader after ruling the country for 37 long years with an iron fist offers lessons to our beloved country. The similarities between Zimbabwe’s Mugabe and the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte attract attention. Both gained power at the start through democratic […]

A family’s stories on the ill-effects of smoking

Yellow Pad By Leonila F. Dans, Antonio L. Dans, and Patricia Dans Isidoro Hernandez LEONILA DANS Ever since I can remember, Tatay smoked continuously, consuming 3-4 packs per day. Even before I started medical practice, he was already diagnosed with lung cancer. But he finally died of chronic lung disease. Through the years before his death, he […]