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Better to be safe than sorry

Details As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Those were indeed my sentiments about the storm last week....

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Another arbitration case

Details There were jokes yesterday about Santa Claus shooing away all claimants to the North Pole, after Denmark filed a formal claim to a large section of the Arcti...

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Phl held Scarborough nonstop for 300 years

Details “Putting out the fire while holding firewood,” a Chinese proverb goes....

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Child abuse

Details What constitutes the crime of child abuse under Section 10 (a) of Republic Act No. 7610? This is main issue answered in this case of Lupita....

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Sending signals

Details Coffee shop talks have been rife on the ouster again from office of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada....

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EDITORIAL - The Bilibid Ritz-Carlton

Details Carpeted floors. Air conditioning and flat-screen TV, with electricity charged to taxpayers. Even a sauna and Jacuzzi....

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Christmas hit list

Details Just when the Grinch in me nearly rolled down hill, my friend and adopted kin Sonja Vodusek, general manager of the Peninsula Manila threw me a lifeline in t...

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Deal

Details In the end, a deal was reached although no one seems happy with it....

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EDITORIAL - Unsafe ride

Details For a nation that has been trying to draw more tourists, this problem should have been dealt with decisively a long time ago....

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Grace Poe says no

Details Haunted by the experience of her father Fernando Poe Jr., who was cheated last 2004 presidential elections, Senator Grace Po in an interview during the 10th...

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Pope Francis musical wows theater goers

Details ANGELES CITY — Superb! World-class! Impressive! Fantastic! Kasanting na!...

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Waterboarding and ethnic cleansing by the US

Details The big breaking news in the United States today was the release of  the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report on the torture of prisoners tagged as “Enem...

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JdV on climate change/ Henry Gozon at 75

Details The call for climate change is a priority among leaders of nations. And that is right....

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‘Uber’ the top

Details The first time I came across the word ‘Uber’ I dismissed it in my mind. A few months later the word came up again and I ignored it....

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EDITORIAL - The cost of lawlessness

Details A province notorious for a massacre and poll fraud should be grateful for the few brave souls willing to plunk in substantial amounts to set up job-generatin...

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Free fall

Details ’Tis truly the season to be merry – at least for motorists who are enjoying the global free fall in fuel prices....

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Scarborough Shoal: Phl facts vs Beijing fiction

Details Today is China’s deadline to answer the Philippine case against its invasion of Scarborough Shoal. Beijing’s communist despots likely will snub the U.N....

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Pinoys now climate change-aware

Details Just when we thought Typhoon “Ruby” had left the country last Thursday, heavy thunderstorm and flashfloods suddenly struck us in Metro Manila over the weeken...

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Time of prayerand thanksgiving

Details Ten days before we commemorate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, let’s just focus our attention on the good things and the many blessings coming our way....

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Rejoicing or grieving?

Details Two seemingly contradictory commemorations. Today is Gaudete Sunday or Sunday of rejoicing for the coming birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ....

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Changing how lawyers are educated

Details In all the discussions on the effect of ASEAN integration on business and agriculture, most people, including myself, have overlooked the effect of this inte...

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EDITORIAL - Firecracker alert

Details Last year a health official danced in public schools to the tune of South Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” while advertisements featured menacing-looking...

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No to Smartmatic; The new global forces

Details I sometimes wonder who or what supports Smartmatic president Cesar Flores that he should be so cocky.  He was quoted in a report saying “no other bidders can...

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Do not use ‘karburo’ to force Poe to ripen

Details TIMING: Everything happens in time. And timing is a crucial element in the planning and execution of a campaign for the presidency....

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People’s pulse

Details We assume that as Christians, there would be some sort of political ceasefire during the Christmas holidays, presumably extending until after the Pope’s visi...

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Rule out secondary causes of osteoporosis

Details Before initiating osteoporosis therapy on the basis of a T score, investigate any correctable cases of secondary osteoporosis, urged the University of Califo...

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Congressman ambushed

Details Iligan lone district Congressman Vicente “Barf” Belmonte, chairman of the Committee on Dangerous Drugs, was ambushed as he left the Laguindingan Airport in M...

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Get rid of personality politics and PCOS

Details Last Thursday a very important news story came out in the inside pages of the Philippine STAR, which blared, “SC voting on Erap case set nex...

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Lessons learned

Details It was a good thing that typhoon “Hagupit” did not live up to its name.  Was this due to our collective storming of the heavens with Oratio Imperatas?...

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Cheap

Details From all indications, we are in for another substantial rollback in fuel prices over the next couple of days....

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EDITORIAL - Ambushed

Details No suspect has been arrested, but suspicion is focusing on political rivalry as the likely motive for the ambush the other day on the convoy of Iligan Rep....

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Torture in US, Philippines: We need to be outraged

Details Torture — including the most brutal type used by state security forces on suspected “enemies of the state” — is back in media focus both in the United States...

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Bayanko partners with TUCP

Details Last Wednesday, Dec.10, Bayanko, the crowdsourcing movement for constitutional reform of the Philippines partnered with TUCP, the largest labor union movemen...

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Prayer power

Details The storm trackers and weather forecasters both here and abroad were not apparently mistaken....

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Phl wins $5 M against Fraport’s slandering

Details Good news, just in from Washington, DC:...

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Second thoughts

Details Call me the Grinch but like many of my friends, I am having second thoughts about hanging around for the Christmas holidays....

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Crawling along

Details In the evening rush hour last Wednesday, driving from the Manila city hall to Quiapo  a distance of about a kilometer  took more than half an hour....

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EDITORIAL - Bombing in Bukidnon

Details Until yesterday, no one had claimed responsibility for the bus bombing last Tuesday in Bukidnon that killed 10 people, including six students of the Central...

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From ‘sin’ tax to ‘sweet’ tax

Details Lawmakers of the 16th Congress acted with dispatch in approving into law what could be the most popular bill they ever passed since they first convened in Ju...

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Reconfiguring

Details The latest Pulse Asia voter-preference survey indicates a dramatic reconfiguration some 15 months ahead of the crucial 2016 presidential elections....

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EDITORIAL - Human Rights 365

Details Waterboarding, sleep deprivation, beatings, shackling of suspects. Sound familiar?...

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Hey guys, let’s go easy on Mar Roxas

Details TOUGH  JOB: Come on, guys, let’s give Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas a break. I mean it....

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To save a life

Details 
How far would you go to save a life?
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Unusual

Details And the plot thickens....

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EDITORIAL - Six-month suspension

Details For the next six months, the Philippine National Police will have to operate without its chief and several other top officials....

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Price cap

Details While we scurry about, making preparations for the oncoming super typhoon, our energy regulators might forget that the “secondary price cap” provisionally im...

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Better for the US to stop costly wars, nuke upgrade

Details The American people ought to realize — and critically respond to — the dangers involved in two directions of national-security policy that their government i...

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