Issue of April 15, 2018

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1.    Some barangay officials are frustrated that NEA has decided to postpone the election for Beneco board of directors, for they are more interested in it than the May 14 polls.

2.    Up to now, those threatening to delete their Facebook accounts and use other social media platforms are still busy posting misinformation against government critics.

3.    Several dignitaries and groups in CAR are not happy and have raised opposition to a surprise appointment that unceremoniously removed a career executive from his post.

4.    Three establishments below Upper Mabini and Session Road continue to defy the Smoke-Free Ordinance despite an earlier order from the mayor for the task force to stop it.

5.    The recent discovery of two shabu laboratories in Batangas does not mean that those linked to illegal drugs trade have other knowledge where this war on drugs is leading.

6.    The army of trolls is worried that their Facebook account could be deleted soon after the social media giant partnered with Rappler and Vera Files for fact checking.

7.    This aspiring senator has been making the rounds in Northern Luzon to remind people about the accomplishments of a great man, but so silent about the evils of Martial Law.

8.    The task force formed five years ago to address the mammoth of urban woes now plaguing Baguio and Boracay has failed to implement a rehab plan for the two national treasures.

9.    The suggestion to suspend the operation of the Harrison night market makes sense as it would ensure that it is not used as a milking cow as shown by the frequent repainting.

10. The Burnham Park carnival extends operation even at nighttime despite issuance of a closure order to recover the operator’s investment, which includes goodwill money.

11. The proposal prescribing a citywide dress code will surely be passed into an ordinance, unless reviewed by members of the city council who want quality legislations.

12. Social media, especially Facebook, has become a medium for misinformation and biased judgment of keyboard warriors who love to castigate individuals and officials.

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