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All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day

Details Today is one of Catholicism’s most important holidays called All Saints’ (and tomorrow All Souls’) Day or as we learned in Spanish, “Todos los Santos” and in...

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EDITORIAL - Finally, a master plan

Details Almost a year to the day Super Typhoon Yolanda flattened vast swaths of Eastern Visayas, the master plan for rehabilitation of the devastated areas has final...

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More hearings

Details Perhaps we need yet another subcommittee, this time to hear testimonies related to the plunder complaint filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon....

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My garden of solace

Details It isn’t solely mine....

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We were at the Clooney party in Danesfield

Details DANESFIELD— Last week in London, Danesfield was the place to be....

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Mediation

Details I am currently going through a mediation proceeding with the Department of Trade and Industry.  I had written a letter-inquiry in respect of Administrative O...

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P-Noy decides not to run

Details President Aquino announced before a conference of Semiconductor and Electronics Industries executives to vote for the right candidate who not only says the r...

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Meaningful celebration

Details On this day every year, we have already been accustomed to celebrate the festival which we copied from western countries known as Halloween....

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MIAA finds new way to oppress OFWs

Details Overseas Filipino workers are crying for help....

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Reconnecting and learning

Details More than 20 years ago, long before he became Senate President, Senator Frank Drilon was a familiar figure at my father’s house....

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Horror stories

Details It’s that time of year when we can indulge our inner weirdo and enjoy stories of the supernatural....

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EDITORIAL - Doing business in the Philippines

Details Certain businessmen, especially those affected by congestion in the Port of Manila, are questioning the latest World Bank report showing the country improvin...

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Deadly weapons

Details Since I became news editor, it has been my habit to read all stories and articles that come out in all newspapers, and that includes even legal notices and a...

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55% self-rated poverty

Details The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey reports that 55 percent of Filipinos rate themselves as poor, the same rating of 55 percent in June....

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Trust in the Church…but not in our gov’t

Details If there is something going which is very positive for the folks at the National Transformation Council (NTC), it was that report conducted by the EON Stakeh...

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Distrusted

Details Of all the sectors of our society, government enjoys the least trust of our people....

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Europe and Asia meet in Milan

Details The dynamic Italian city of Milan often evokes images of fast cars and fashion catwalks but this month it made the front pages for very different reasons....

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Watching the judiciary

Details I have written several columns focusing on the need for judicial reforms....

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EDITORIAL - Legacy mode

Details It looks like there’s no turning back: President Aquino now believes seeking a second term “is not the right thing to do.” He didn’t change his tune yesterda...

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Villar calls for going back to ‘glory days’

Details “These are interesting and thriving times for the agri-business sector in our country....

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President must speak up on Laude coverup

Details OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE: Sworn to do justice to every man, President Noynoy Aquino cannot remain silent seeing how the American suspect in the O...

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Ebola and ISIS, our true enemies

Details Let’s focus our attention on two frightening pieces of news, which have worldwide implications for all of us instead of the daily political circus in the cou...

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EDITORIAL - Making a dent against poverty

Details Tracking official poverty statistics, more people in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon rated themselves poor and “food-poor,” according to a survey conducte...

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Impulsive moves

Details Acting on impulse sometimes ends up into something regrettable as shown in this case of Dan....

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‘No justice without life’

Details South Korean prosecutors sought the death penalty yesterday for the captain of the ferry that sank last April, killing about 300 mostly high school students....

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Making the bull the scapegoat?

Details In the world of real investors, people and organizations who are highly aggressive about an investment or company are referred to as the “Bulls” as in bullis...

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Who are minding the store?

Details While everybody else is busy with popular issues and headline-hogging activities that many leaders and members of the 16th Congress indulge in for obvious re...

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EDITORIAL - Simplified rules

Details With more than 20 major companies committing to use their own generators next summer, lawmakers no longer see a need to give emergency or special powers to P...

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Erap clears Binay

Details Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada said he believes Vice President Jejomar Binay will overcome his present difficulties and will c...

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Lone wolf

Details The war against terror just entered a new, more dreadful phase, involving “self-radicalized” individuals attacking uniformed personnel....

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Political survival or the needs of the poor?

Details There’s a group in Cebu called Mega Cebu, which is a conglomeration of civic society, the academe, students, professionals and Cebu’s political leadership in...

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Secrets behind a rural bank’s success

Details When the New Rural Bank of San Leonardo opened its first branch in 1994 in Nueva Ecija, it only required an authorized capital stock of P15 million....

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Resto has own version of senior citizens law?

Details RESTO BY THE BAY: The government should stop business establishments from insisting on their own interpretation of the Expanded Senior Citiz...

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Going without

Details As of the year 2014 my family and I have been going without our high priced insurance coverage....

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EDITORIAL - Flip-flopping

Details Apart from the wheels of justice moving slower than molasses in this country, another problem has emerged in recent years: perpetual litigation....

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Scarborough is Phl, antique maps show (1)

Details Beijing’s Communist rulers claim Scarborough Shoal by virtue of “ancient historical facts.” Yet, China’s own antique maps and official declarations debunk th...

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Changing our system

Details The continuing developments in the political scene further validates the dismal feelings of most Filipinos that our country will never achieve the desired ch...

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Performance audit

Details In China, elected local officials are judged by the Communist Party in terms of quantifiable measures of performance....

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Times have changed

Details The killing of Jeffrey Laude by accused US Marine Joseph Pemberton threw me off my seat....

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Let due process take over

Details The subcommittee of Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chaired by Sen....

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Can love be commanded?

Details “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul,...

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Binay will be another Marcos — Bayanko

Details LONDON — I watched the David Bryne musical “Here Lies Love” at  the National Theater last night....

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Justice in the Judiciary

Details The dismissal of Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong by a majority vote of the Supreme Court has provided some very interesting insights on the issue of corrup...

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Aide recounts ‘pork’ scams since ’90s (1)

Details Seven years ago I ran a three-part series on senators’ pork-barrel scams....

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Whaaat? The Pope is still Catholic???

Details I’m not at all surprised that suddenly last Wednesday, the Liberal mainstream international media made a headline report on an issue that has been there at t...

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Darkest before dawn

Details “Your parents asked me to call you to let you know that they are alive and well” – British Correspondent...

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Gap in the chain

Details In any criminal prosecution, the existence of the corpus delicti or the body of the offence, the essence of the crime, must be established beyond reasonable...

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How we respond

Details From what I’ve read and have been taught in the past, the word “saint “ supposedly means to be “Set Apart” or “Chosen”....

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