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Last 365 days of P-Noy

Details In regular issuances about important events in the country’s history, the Official Gazette reminded the public yesterday it was the fifth year in office of P...

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Open doors

Details During election season in this country, when political battles are waged through vicious negative campaigning, mayhem and murder, people wonder whether Filip...

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EDITORIAL - Back to the slow count?

Details There were 394 “voters” in two polling precincts at the Bacoor National High School in Cavite....

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Grave misconduct

Details Sexually molesting or harassing a person in an employment, education and training environment is unlawful pursuant to R.A....

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Let’s try to smoothen our ties with China

Details Our relationship with China has been tricky at best and volatile at worst these past few months (years even)....

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‘I have a dream’

Details Yes, just like Dr. Martin Luther King, “ I Have A Dream.” Please allow me to elaborate....

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The Galleon and us

Details One of the most difficult challenges to writing about the Manila Galleon does not lie so much in agreeing on what to call it (Nao de la China, Galeón de Acap...

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EDITORIAL - Where do the taxes go?

Details Once again, a lawmaker is calling for a review of how the government utilizes the road user’s tax....

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Atong Ang casts long shadow on PCSO turf

Details A GRIZZLED politician like newly installed Sweepstakes chair Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi should have known that in the gambling world the company that one keeps c...

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Amending the marital infidelity law

Details Inequalities in the law are no more harshly evident than  in the Revised Penal Code’s definition of marital infidelity and legal sanctions on perpetrators....

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Doomsday

Details In a few respects, it must feel like Doomsday all over Greece today....

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Cebu begins rallies vs same sex marriage!

Details By now everyone has heard of the dramatic June 26 albeit historic decision by the United States Supreme Court (SC) legalizing same-sex marriage, thus giving...

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Just cause for separation

Details The Catholic Church has been resolutely opposed to divorce, but Pope Francis has come out with a statement that separation is inevitable in some cases....

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RSA sleeps soundly

Details RSA is not losing sleep over P1 billion....

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Waiting for Ro-Ro

Details The other weekend, on the eve of Father’s Day, our foreign news editor Patricia Esteves lost her father Pedro....

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Electronic voting fraud threatens ‘this’ nation

Details Ernie del Rosario, former head of the Comelec information-technology department, emails: “Hindi tayo nag-iisa, pero magpapa-isa ba tayo sa 2016?” He shares t...

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Will we have free and fair elections?

Details So, Vice President Jejomar Binay resigned. I think many of us expected this to happen....

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Wanted: New AFP, PNP chiefs

Details It’s already July by Wednesday and this month coincides with the scheduled leadership changes at both the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Phili...

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EDITORIAL - Persistent abuses

Details The violations are no longer systematic, but all over the country, human rights continue to be disregarded by both state forces and various armed groups....

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In office 20 years, our mayor is still running!

Details MABALACAT CITY – Nobody beats the staying power of Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales who has been the chief executive of our hometown for the past 20 years, or s...

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Increased age, race linked to high-risk prostate cancer

Details Prostate cancers detected during screening are much more likely to be high risk when they affect black men and men aged 75 years or older....

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A case of ‘sabotage me’ at LTO?

Details Just a month ago, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) admitted the agency was running out of license plates....

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Cocaine possession not immoral – SC

Details Presidential, vice presidential, and senatorial 2016 candidacies are hogging the headlines....

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If you would be king

Details As pre-election fever begins to infect certain individuals listening and believing paid surveys, it is evident that the more they hear the more they believe...

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Breakup

Details Going by the surveys, there must be a substantial number of Filipinos who agree with Vice President Jejomar Binay’s description of the Aquino administration...

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EDITORIAL - Preserving jobs

Details It is said that there is a Filipino on every commercial ship around the world, and this may not be an exaggeration....

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EDITORIAL - Failure of the criminal justice system

Details Citing death threats and health issues, Franklin Bucayu resigned as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections....

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Five roots of climate crisis

Details Pope Francis’s papal encyclical on climate change will be bitterly denounced by some, and welcomed as a message of hope by others....

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Unforgotten war: From despair to hope

Details Sixty-five years ago today, precisely on June 25, 1950, the Korean War broke out....

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No-show voters, tax evaders top whiners

Details AMONG the noisiest whiners against bad government and inept/corrupt officials are people who do not even bother to vote or who evade paying the correct taxes...

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Creating an autonomous region: The Swiss experience

Details After spending most of April abroad, I 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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