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What to expect of new Human Settlements dep’t

On Feb. 14, 2019, President Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11201 creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. The new law did not create much buzz, as it did not substantially alter the powers, policies and programs of the government agencies charged with responding to the…

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What we need: A revolution of tenderness

The increasing divisiveness of our politics has been thrown into sharp relief this election season. Aside from the constant mudslinging of politicians, it seems so difficult now for people of different political stripes to have real, meaningful conversations with each other, whether in public or private. This is part of…

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Rice tariffication law still protects farmers

In February, President Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Act, replacing limiting rice imports with levying tariffs based on Philippine commitments to the Asean Trade in Goods Agreement (Atiga) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The law aims to provide an affordable and sufficient…

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When all you think you have is a hammer

I doubt if many people were surprised when President Duterte said that he would employ “assassination teams” and “death squads” against communist rebels and their sympathizers. Some may have been indignant or jubilant, but probably not surprised. Unfortunately, presidential pronouncements like these have now become par for the course. In…

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Intervention at Diversion: Ang Puso ng Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act

Ang Republic Act No. 9344 o ang Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 o JJWA, na inamyendahan ng Republic Act No. 10630 noong 2013, ay nagtatakda ng isang hiwalay na sistemang pangkatarungan para sa mga mga batang lumabag sa batas o children in conflict with the law (CICL). Ngunit…

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