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After the dreaded ‘ghost’ month

Details It’s the start of the “-ber” months tomorrow and it will soon be Christmas....

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INC: Pass or fail

Details Did the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership pass or did they fail when they adopted the “Occupy EDSA” strategy?...

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You reap what you sow

Details Self-serving politicians turned the Iglesia ni Cristo into the force that it is today, and politicians’ responses to the ongoing developments will shape the...

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EDITORIAL - Honoring heroes

Details It’s a fitting coincidence that this year’s celebration of National Heroes’ Day falls on the birth anniversary of a man in whose honor an award was created t...

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Banana Republic

Details This country is going bananas! What’s worse is that we have way too many minions just following powerful leaders blindly. Sanamagan!...

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Leila de Lima: Justice without fear or favor

Details Justice Sec. Leila de Lima has been a controversial figure during these past five years of the P-Noy administration....

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INC show of force versus force of law

Details UNTIL NOON yesterday, Malacañang has not blinked in the face of a defiant show of force by the Iglesia ni Cristo protesting what it calls government meddling...

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Wash your hearts

Details Television has bombarded us with the constant reminder to wash our hands....

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ADA: Give statins to most diabetes patients

Details Most patients with diabetes should receive at least a moderate statin dosage regardless of their cardiovascular disease risk profile, according to the Americ...

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EDITORIAL - Preparing for economic integration

Details The Thais are learning to communicate in the different languages of neighboring Southeast Asian countries....

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BayanKo and the Katipunan

Details The leaders of federations and groups of marginalized sectors have signed the charter and by-laws of a new political party, Katipunan ng mga Manggagawa a...

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De Lima’s dilemma

Details Technically speaking, just like Mar Roxas, Secretary de Lima should have resigned when she declared her intention to run for senator....

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EDITORIAL - What’s the alternative?

Details Since 2010, the Aquino administration has been considering a number-coding scheme to reduce the number of vehicles in the traffic-choked streets of Metro Man...

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P-Noy’s traffic plan

Details At a speech at the Rizal Technological University, President Aquino asked for patience and understanding of the citizenry on the traffic situation, after fiv...

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What are we to do now?

Details We are only months away from the Philippine presidential elections of 2016 yet it is not clear how the elections will be held or conducted....

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Asia, truly Asia

Details Last week, I wrote about Ian Buruma’s commentary on some Asian countries in his book, God’s Dust: A Modern Asian Journey....

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‘Changing Phl skyline and consumers’ lifestyle’

Details The proliferation of huge malls in Metro Manila and rapid expansion in the provinces can be deemed both as a spur and a response to rapid urbanization....

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Resign

Details After disappearing from his post to join the LP’s virtual campaign sortie in Cebu earlier in the week, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino materialized in the st...

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Disconnected

Details While in Canada for a clean energy study tour, I received an emailed copy of announcement from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) abo...

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It’s not easy being green

Details It is definitely not easy being green because it means there are many things you are not good at in politics....

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Invisible bond

Details This is the culture that the Bureau of Customs is up against in cracking down on smuggling using balikbayan boxes:...

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EDITORIAL - A national embarrassment

Details Maybe the victims should be grateful for small mercies....

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Government meddling – cause of many ills

Details Current events convince me even more that with less regulation and interference by our government, public service will be more efficient, there will be less...

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Cebu got P23 billion for road maintenance!

Details I finally met Sen. Grace Poe who was the guest of MyTV Talkshow host Mike Lopez for his maiden show “Open Mike” which shows tomorrow, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m....

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Engine

Details In the last analysis, the storm now sweeping the world’s financial markets is attributable to China’s weakening economic performance....

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EDITORIAL - Yes, it’s fatal

Details He backpedaled immediately and issued a public apology the next day, but the damage had been done: Transport Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya – and the administ...

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For the Manobos’ well-being

Details Straight away, may I advance the view that in the vast democratic space available to us, an honest-to-goodness dialogue is the answer to any long-drawn out c...

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China has grabbed Philippine satellite slot in space!

Details NOT SATISFIED with grabbing land, sea and air space from its neighbors, China has also taken over a satellite communication slot of the Philippines in outer...

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Two faces of justice

Details The SC opinions on the Enrile bail petition represent two starkly different views of justice....

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Defeating the purpose

Details This is another case involving R.A. 9262 otherwise known as the “Anti Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004”....

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Customs’ Pandora’s box

Details VANCOUVER — Like most overseas Filipino workers around the world, our countrymen all over Canada are up in arms on the news reaching them here....

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Christmas brings one…

Details Every Christmas you get at least one....

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EDITORIAL - A forgotten threat

Details Two suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf were killed in an encounter with Army forces yesterday in Patikul, Sulu, the military reported....

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Backdoor diplomacy with China

Details These days it seems that we never lack for bad news. It’s prevalent every time we open a newspaper and we see it on television and all over social media....

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Ethical finance

Details The earliest human writing, a finance expert told me the other night, was not about love or any epic social upheaval....

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Why not Abaya, Alcala, or Abad as Roxas’ VP?

Details Midnight “pabaon” at state agency?...

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Respect the Supreme Court

Details President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino ordered a review of the Supreme Court (SC) ruling granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile by an 8-4 vote, saying that it...

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Consultants

Details For a while, Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ explanation for the army of consultants he hired at public expense fascinated me....

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EDITORIAL - The balikbayan box

Details With investors complaining of continued rampant smuggling and a special task force concluding that there’s extortion outside and inside the Port of Manila, t...

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Can we have unwasted 2016 elections?

Details With the 2016 elections just around the corner, who can be sure of clean elections, of our candidates’ votes being honestly counted?...

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Why is Aquino quiet on drugs and jueteng?

Details IT IS INTRIGUING that in the past five years he has been in office President Noynoy Aquino never expressed concern or initiated concerted action against the...

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The DOT rating the hotel/ resort industry. Why?

Details Twenty-nine years after the 1986 EDSA Revolution when our battle cry was “Justice for Ninoy, Justice for All,” justice took another beating when the Supreme...

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Are you angry enough?

Details Are you angry enough about our state of affairs in the Republic of the Philippines?...

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Why is our internet so slow?

Details In 2011, a United Nations report declared internet access to be a basic human right, arguing that disconnecting individuals from the internet was a violation...

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EDITORIAL - No work, no pay

Details With all the millions in perks they enjoy, courtesy of taxpayers, and their numerous breaks throughout the year, the least lawmakers can do is attend their r...

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VIP inmates

Details It’s amazing how people who claim to be too sick to be detained without bail in a regular jail, necessitating “hospital arrest,” suddenly bounce back to heal...

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Right treatment of investors

Details The Filipino snack food giant Oishi is to go public in China, where it has 15 provincial factories....

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