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TRABAHO: Setting free an urgent reform

Yellow Pad By Jenina Joy Chavez   The House of Representatives passed the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities or TRABAHO Bill in early September. The first major component of TRABAHO is the reduction of the corporate income tax (CIT) rate to 20% over a period of nine years, starting 2021. The Philippines […]

2022 elections will decide Philippine history’s heroes and villains

Yellow Pad By Roberto Verzola   August and September usually mark the peak of the Marcos martial law debates. On August 21, 1971, the Liberal Party political rally in Plaza Miranda was bombed. The blast hurt scores and killed two. Among the injured were several LP senatorial candidates. It led President Ferdinand Marcos to suspend […]

A lesson that Duterte must heed

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   He is a populist, and has endeared himself to the masses. He won the elections by a landslide, and till now, his political party is hard to beat. He put in place universal health care, poured resources in rural areas, and built massive infrastructure such as […]

The gift of life

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   I lost a new IPhone. Worse, I lost it on the day of my wife Mae’s third death anniversary. I asked myself: “Is Mae playing a joke on me?” Years ago, I likewise lost an IPhone, to Mae’s consternation. It hassled her that I asked for […]

Low-carbon path

Yellow Pad By Roberto Verzola   A previous piece showed that our greenhouse gas reduction commitment to the Paris climate treaty meant a gradual 2.02% annual reduction in fossil-based electricity generation, for a total reduction of 23.3% by 2030 compared to 2017 levels. The annual reduction required by this low-carbon path is only half the […]