I agree with Bruce here. People can live on top of high hills and mountains far from natural water sources and government should bring pipe water to them because water is their "human right"? Bad proposition.
It was Dr. Ciel Habito who asked Pernia that questions. Now notice this statement:
Last week, Dr. Pernia replied in my fb wall where I tagged him on this subject. He wrote,
I replied, "Ok Sir Ernie, what is the non-malicious explanation why (a) PH government should get new foreign loans when many projects were already under integrated PPP (not "hybrid" that require new loans, or new public spending and hence, new taxes), and (b) why China loans considering that China interest rates are high, and China Communist Party is a theft of PH territory?
More stories here:
The Duterte government shows once more its penchant to disrespect private property with pronouncements like "Bomb/blow up illegal structures" or "Totally close all Boracay resorts." See these news headlines yesterday and the other day.
Closure of Boracay businesses, whether partial or total, is against respect of private property. People and business enterprises there have a contract with the state via DOT, SEC, DENR, DTI, BIR, DOLE, DOH, LGUs, etc. Businesses will abide by the corporate, environmental, health and sanitation, labor protection, other regulations by the government and private enterprises have the freedom to do business, to provide various goods and services to the people, local and foreign.
Now there are unconfirmed stories that mainland Chinese businesses and casino operators are rushing to go to Boracay. Worth watching if this is true or fake news.
Among the precedent stories and scare made in the 1980s, the creation of UN IPCC. the UN FCCC in 1992, among the basis of "last chance to save the planet" report in 1992 by the New Scientist.
Since this is a UN-sponsored alarmism and scam, parroted by almost all governments in the planet + many showbiz and media personalities + many environmental NGOs, this scam will continue in the decades to come. SoI think this will be among the news headline in the future: