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Improving the WESM Pricing Paradigm

In view of the recent decision by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to invalidate recent electricity rate increases in the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) franchise area and that agency's subsequent extension of the generation rate injunction on the incremental increases that effectively disallows the additional charges included in the Meralco…
Despite the good amount of trust people apparently have vested on the current administration, it is safe to say that Filipinos are still the non-trusting type. We tend to always view things with skepticism. This is not necessarily bad. Giving trust does not have to mean giving up that watchful…

Challenges to the Bangsamoro Project

After the long 17 years of struggles and negotiations, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have finally signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that seeks to end more than four decades of Muslim secessionist movements and violence in southwestern Mindanao. The framework agreement on…

Supreme Court decision on RH Law: Still a win

It would be easy to say that the anti-RH Law crowd “won” in the recently promulgated decision of the Supreme Court. After all, in that decision, the Court upheld the right to free exercise of religion, for all medical practitioners as well as public officers, inasmuch as they cannot be…

The signs of stupidity

If anyone were to make a generalization that a good number of Filipinos were incredibly stupid and afflicted with one of the lowest mental calibers on the planet, such encompassing and judgmental declaration would immediately be labeled as an affront and insulting going from an unfair racial slur to a…
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