Carvajal: Played for fools

It is critical to the nation’s inclusive development because it insures that power is not exercised by the wealthy elite alone and economic benefits are not exclusively enjoyed by them. Yet, the 1987 Constitution’s ban on political dynasties has remained a paper ban. Our lawmakers, who are either members or proxies of political dynasties, have […]

Regional Updates (04/11/21)

Courts in Metro Manila, nearby provinces to remain closed COURTS in the capital region and neighboring provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal will remain physically closed until April 18, the Supreme Court ordered on Saturday. “Considering the unabated rise of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases, the requests of the judges and court personnel, and […]

NEDA board approves updated economic blueprint for next 2 years

The government will release the updated Philippine Development Plan on Feb. 4. — PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board, chaired by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, has approved the country’s medium-term economic development blueprint which was updated to consider the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “The Updated Philippine […]