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Creating an autonomous region: The Swiss experience

Details After spending most of April abroad, I milf porn returned to Manila on the day when the “Peace Council” presented its report on the BBL....

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EDITORIAL - Occupational safety

Details A year ago this month, eight women working in an electronics shop in Pasay died when they could not get out of their room as a fire engulfed the two-story bu...

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Okay BBL as is, or pass to next admin

Details TO SPARE the nation further stress brought on by the bitter disagreements on the proposed creation of a Bangsamoro federal state in Muslim Mindanao, let us c...

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Early intervention

Details One of the catchphrases that has gained a lot of traction in the past few years is “early intervention.” As intuitive as the term may sound, it has given ris...

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Trivial pursuit

Details President Aquino could not, of course, keep his mouth shut....

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Family business: Force for good

Details “In politics and business, power is still concentrated in the family. Power families are here to stay....

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Politics is big ‘business’ here at home!

Details Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima already said that she is not prioritizing the filing of cases against the 3rd Batch of Senators and Congr...

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EDITORIAL - Derailed

Details These days commuters take the Metro Rail Transit with a prayer that it won’t break down....

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The breakdown of the Philippines

Details Government no longer is working. Services have broken down. Neglected by the irresponsible political class, Filipinos are demoralized....

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The wealth beneath

Details The Armed Forces of the Philippines is reportedly planning to build a naval base in Palawan with jurisdiction over the West Philippine Sea....

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EDITORIAL - Recruiters’ responsibility

Details The recruiter of Sarah Balabagan, said to be her uncle, gave her spurious papers passing her off to be old enough for employment in the United Arab Emirates....

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Mary Jane’s reprieve: Jostling for the credit

Details MARY JANE KILLED: Among us grizzled Manila newsmen, there has been good-natured ribbing over the No....

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Philippine business bullish on K to 12

Details What a relief that Mary Jane Veloso has been granted a reprieve, though temporarily, from execution....

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Arbitration

Details The long legal battle waged by Bases Conversion and Development Authority(BCDA) president Arnel Casanova decided to wage against Camp John Hay Development Co...

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Visiting Assissi, the City of Peace

Details The small welcome sign to the town said  “ Welcome to Assissi — the City of Peace.” It is a town located in Eastern Tuscany, Italy....

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Veloso reprieve: An answered prayer!

Details Finally we got some great news coming from Jakarta....

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Addressing the root of the problem

Details Last March, I wrote a column about Indonesian President Joko Widodo praising him for his clean government record, his stance against corruption, and his stre...

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EDITORIAL - Bring the heroes home

Details They’re hailed as the country’s modern day heroes, for making personal sacrifices to lift their families out of poverty, and for their massive remittances th...

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Lina can still give way to a Customs deputy

Details If Bert Lina’s aim in retaking its headship is to reform the Customs, it’s farcical. Only a year remains in the admin he’s joining coterminous....

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In case of doubt

Details To be lawful, an employee’s termination from the service must be based on grave and serious misfeasance as it will result in deprivation of his means of live...

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Using prosperity

Details Money can’t buy love or happiness, and the best things in life are free, we’re told....

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‘Fast furious’ in government

Details They drive past you almost unnoticeable at 100 Kph in their nice shiny SUVs or dressed up high-end 4x4s....

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Inter-modal

Details Travelling in traffic gridlocked Metro Manila has become a way of life for us daily commuters and motorists, especially during peak hours....

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On saving Mary Jane

Details As of this writing, I’m not sure if President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay have successfully convinced Indonesian President Joko Widodo to save th...

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Okay Bangsamoro as ARMM upgrade

Details REDRESS NEGLECT: I am now convinced that we need something like the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, or a more constitutionally compliant vers...

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The 450th anniversary of Kaplag in Cebu

Details Today is the 450th anniversary of Kaplag. Kaplag means, “discovery” in Cebuano....

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Kathmandu

Details Kathmandu is one of only a few cities I have fallen in love with. It is quaint and always welcoming....

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EDITORIAL - Ready for the big one?

Details The death toll continues to increase in earthquake-stricken Nepal, with the figure expected to rise beyond the 3,700 confirmed deaths as of yesterday afterno...

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Sevilla to face Senate

Details Resigned Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner John Sevilla, who had stepped down after refusing political appointments, will face a Senate investigation into...

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Under their noses

Details In response to two columns Bbw Porn about illegal taxis and contractors at the NAIA, I also received the following rejoinder from the NAIA Public Affairs group:...

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EDITORIAL - Common interest

Details This is starting to look like Mission: Impossible....

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A reality of life

Details If John Sevilla was doing so well as a reformist Customs commissioner, as we can glean from all the high praise being heaped on him, why did daang matuwid le...

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Our lot as Pinoys: Traitors for leaders

Details It was an extremely celebrity news busy workday at his Bureau of Treasury....

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To condone or not to condone

Details I’m glad that Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales are united in wanting to revisit the doctrine of condonation....

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Performance-based contracts

Details LONDON – It’s been more than a decade since I was last here in this city when I covered the state visit of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her...

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Break open the BBL Trojan horse

Details The Moros’ drive for independence has become so complicated we need to separate the chaff from the grain to get as near as we can to the truth....

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Plebiscite question: Join Malaysia or Phl?

Details QUICK ANSWER: Would you rather be Malaysian?...

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Defending against China

Details China has now gone beyond simply bullying in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). It is now creating islands by destroying reefs....

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HCV triple-therapy response rate is 33% in real world

Details Only one-third of a group of patients with hepatitis C virus achieved a sustained virologic response when a protease inhibitor was added to standard ribaviri...

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EDITORIAL - 90th in happiness

Details The typical Filipino may be quick to smile and laugh troubles away, even amid death and destruction after a super typhoon....

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How can God love bad people?

Details Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11)....

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Is diplomacy a failure in the West Philippine Sea?

Details Last Friday, we taped a very lively discussion with international law expert, Atty....

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A special time for all Australians and New Zealanders

Details I want to share with you a story of how the death of one man, one hundred years ago next Saturday, has helped to forge a national identity and help define ou...

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EDITORIAL - No improvement

Details Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso was transferred yesterday to an island where she and nine other drug convicts, mostly foreigners, are set to face the firing s...

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Pivot

Details How much the world has changed since the US unveiled its “pivot to Asia” strategy at the dawn of the Obama presidency....

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Foolhardy military steps to counter China bullying

Details It wasn’t just a foolhardy turn (as I wrote here last week) that the Department of Foreign Affairs welcomed with alacrity the Pentagon’s ann...

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The Supreme Court protects the state

Details The Supreme Court for voiding the agreement between the Commission on Elections and Smartmatic-TIM for 2016 elections has made a decision more far-reaching t...

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Admitting reform

Details Yesterday, the 1,126 aspirants who hurdled the 2014 Bar examinations took their oath before the Supreme Court En Banc at the Philippine Internationa...

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