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EDITORIAL - Banning POGOs

The more lawmakers scrutinize Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator firms, the more you wonder why the government continues to hold on to them. Do POGOs hold sentimental value?.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 24th, 2023

DOF bucks POGO shutdown

The Department of Finance is not keen on banning Philippine offshore gaming operators as the country stands to lose about P65 billion in economic contributions should the government decide to discontinue POGOs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2022

Fact checking

‘Fact-Checking Facebook’s Fact Checkers’ is the heading of an opinion piece by the editorial board of the world-renowned business paper Wall Street Journal in its March 5 edition. In a stinging rebuke of the much-criticized and highly problematic practice of tech giant Facebook in deleting or throttling with impunity what it tags as “misleading or misinformed pieces” in a user’s account or, worse, suspending or completely banning such account without even a by-your-leave advise......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Continuing recruitment

There has been no lack of news reports along with warnings issued by government agencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 35 min. ago

EDITORIAL - Abused children

At the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns, child welfare advocates had expressed concern over rising cases of abuse and exploitation of children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Flawed democracy

Few people will disagree with the classification of democracy in the Philippines as “flawed” – as ranked in the latest Democracy Index drawn up by London-based think tank The Economist Intelligence Unit......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Credible defense

Strategic partnerships are important, President Marcos says, in dealing with a “terribly complicated situation” and “troubled waters.” Along this line, he has approved the expansion of US military access to Philippine facilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2023

EDITORIAL - Regulating recruitment

There is no ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait, but the government has suspended the accreditation of foreign recruitment agencies in that country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2023

Over 300 victims in 102 POGO-related crimes

There have been over 300 victims of various nationalities in 102 crimes related to Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) since 2019, officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) told a Senate inquiry yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2023

EDITORIAL - Silent killer

Four years ago on Jan. 22, the government released the implementing rules and regulations for Republic Act 11036, the Mental Health Act that went into effect in July 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

EDITORIAL - Not academically proficient

The problems besetting the various aspects of Philippine education were enumerated yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

EDITORIAL - Tourism roadmap

It’s good to know that the government is considering a five-step tourism roadmap drawn up by the private sector to enhance the country’s appeal as a travel destination......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Still no trickling down

While lauding the good news on the 7.6 percent growth in gross domestic product in 2022, President Marcos acknowledged a problem: most Filipinos have yet to enjoy the benefits of that growth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

EDITORIAL - The ICC steps in

Over a year after suspending a preliminary examination of the brutal war on drugs in the Philippines, the International Criminal Court has decided to proceed with a full-blown investigation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Food chain disruptors

High fuel prices, supply chain disruptions, inadequate cold storage facilities, natural calamities, bird flu and African swine fever have been blamed for shortages and consequent high prices of several basic agricultural commodities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

Majority of Filipinos say POGOs harmful to country – poll

A recent Pulse Asia survey commissioned by the office of Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian revealed that a majority of Filipinos found the operation of offshore gaming firms to be harmful to the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Investors’ concerns  

Two laws have been passed to promote the speedy and efficient delivery of services to the public: Republic Act 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, and RA 11032, the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018. Rodrigo Duterte, from Day One of his presidency, harped on the need to speedily complete transactions with the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

Quick Take: Fence-sitting on POGOs and 3 more market updates

It’s not shocking to hear a government starved for funding is willing to sit on the fence while collecting some tax revenue......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2023

Lawmakers to consider plight of small private schools in banning no-payment no-exam policy

Lawmakers pushing to ban the ‘no permit, no exam’ policy in basic education agreed on Tuesday to look into the small private schools on the brink of closure due to millions in unsettled payments from students......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2023

Economy will survive without POGOs – senator

A pullout of Philippine offshore gaming operators in the country would not make much of a dent on the economy, which remains resilient and on an upward growth path, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2023

EDITORIAL- Another OFW death in Kuwait

Remember Joanna Demafelis? In February 2018, the body of the 29-year-old overseas Filipino worker was found stuffed in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait that had been abandoned by Lebanese Nader Essam Assaf and his Syrian wife Mouna Ali Hassoun, who had employed Demafelis as a househelper......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2023