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Palm Sunday misunderstood?

Details Yes, you read it right, I am suggesting that many religious authorities have been selling us the wrong interpretation of Palm Sunday....

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The Sexual Abuse of Deaf Women: a Human Rights Scandal

Details According to the former Philippine Deaf Resource Center (PDRC), one out of every three Deaf women in the Philippines is sexually harassed or raped....

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EDITORIAL - Safety for travelers

Details Palm Sunday not only ushers in Holy Week but also marks the beginning of the exodus from urban centers to the provinces for Lenten reunions with families and...

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The final word

Details It’s the final word from President Aquino on this issue: he’s not apologizing for Mamasapano, but he’s taking “full responsibility” and pleading for understa...

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Watch out: Comelec to retain Smartmatic

Details Is Press Sec. Herminio Coloma fit to be chairman for Civil Service? Many say no, and beg Malacañang to rethink placing him in that seven-year tenure....

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The Pope tells us to overcome indifference

Details Pope Francis in his “Message for Lent” tells us to overcome indifference (the lack of interest, lack of concern, lack of sympathy) by making our hearts firm....

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Doing a Pilate on Exodus

Details By now it’s clear the bungled “Oplan Exodus” was not named nor inspired by the biblical story of Exodus when Moses led to freedom thousands of fellow Israeli...

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Call it the Battle of Mamasapano

Details The proper use of language is a virtue that many of our media commentators — and  even  senators and congressmen — use carelessly without regard for conseque...

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Palm Sunday: On lying pols, fickle multitudes

Details FICKLE BEHAVIOR: With politics staining almost every aspect of life in the country, the practical and timely lesson offered by Palm Sunday,...

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Braving the storm

Details As I watched a movie when sailors were being buffeted by storms in the open sea, the image that stuck in my mind were the letters tattooed on the fingers of...

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Daily multivitamin didn’t preserve cognitive function

Details Daily multivitamins didn’t slow age-related cognitive decline, according to a multiyear, placebo-controlled study of almost 6,000 elderly male physicians....

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EDITORIAL - Long wait for paid goods

Details The mishandling of the police commando raid in Mamasapano, Maguindanao has been largely blamed for the plunge in the approval and trust ratings of President...

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You must still be living with your American spouse to avail of 3-year citizenship

Details Most green card holders may apply for US citizenship after five years residence in the US.  However, if married to an American, there is a special “...

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Reply to the President

Details Bayanko, unlike other movements, has not called for the resignation of President Aquino. We wanted to leave the door open to dialogue....

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‘The last word’

Details In his speech before the graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy Lakandula Class of 2015, the president declared it was the last time he would be...

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Drilon, Binay top survey

Details Senate President Franklin Drilon and Vice President Jejomar Binay topped the Pulse Asia survey on approval ratings, with Drilon getting plus 49 percent and B...

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The woman who loved Lee Kuan Yew

Details In 2010, Lee Kuan Yew’s wife, Kwa Geok Choo died. It was my daughter, Veronica of Al-Jazeera who told it to me....

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EDITORIAL - The gift of light

Details Tonight from 8:30 to 9:30, the Philippines will again join the world in switching off non-essential lights to mark Earth Hour....

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P-Noy’s accountability on Mamasapano tragedy

Details “What decisions did I make? My decisions were based on information available to me at the time, and that’s how I want to be judged.”...

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Reform agenda

Details When threatening to crush his critics, President Aquino says they were standing in the way of his “reform agenda.”...

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Legacy

Details There have been several columns both domestic and foreign written about Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew....

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Brillantes’ poll fraud witness a con artist

Details Two points President Noynoy Aquino stressed in his “last word” yesterday on the Mamasapano debacle:...

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P-Noy, Poe and Ping….

Details People are once again talking and thinking about who they want to vote, whom to make President, or who should run for the Senate....

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A luxury good

Details In 2007, the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s release of its annual Global Competitiveness Index was as usual accompanied by assessments of what made some countr...

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EDITORIAL - No timetable

Details The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro marks its first anniversary today in the long shadow cast by the Jan....

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Wrong method

Details Poll surveys are not and should never be used as means to determine what is right or wrong, what is true or false, what is legal or illegal, or, most importa...

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The price of peace and the cost of war

Details Her name was Sarah. While hiding behind a tree with her parents, she was hit and killed by stray bullets in an armed encounter. She was eight years old....

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EDITORIAL - Resolve the questions quickly

Details Legal challenges were expected in the maintenance contract for voting machines that was awarded just three days before Sixto Brillantes Jr. retired on Feb....

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What we need is a Good Manager

Details MVP IN 2016?: We have said it more than once in Postscript that what this nation of 100 million Filipinos working a resource-rich c...

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Dondi Ong on ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Details Perhaps people consider Conrado “Dondi” Calnea Ong III’s  greatest performance as a tenor  his having been picked by international musical director Guy Simps...

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Warped

Details This is why Mark Twain warned us sternly about “lies, damn lies and statistics.”...

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It’s the economy

Details It is not the media commentators, including columnists, nor the front pages that will ultimately determine the issues which will most influence the 2016 elec...

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The liberation of Cebu 70 years ago today

Details Exactly 70 years ago V-Day came to Cebu when the Victor II Attack Group of the Americal Division supported by the 7th Fleet’s Task Force 74 complete with 59...

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Water crisis looms ahead

Details We are in for a long and hot summer in the country this year. propecia online In fact, we can already start to feel the summer effect as early as now....

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EDITORIAL - Support for divorce

Details It won’t get the nod of the Vatican, although Pope Francis has indicated a softening of the Catholic Church’s stance against divorce....

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Brillantes coddling ballot thief — in Smartmatic ploy

Details Comelec ex-chief Sixto Brillantes is harboring a self-confessed ballot thief....

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Unauthenticated

Details A foreign divorce decree may be recognized in the Philippines if it is obtained by a married couple who are both citizens of the foreign country and if it is...

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Vulnerable islands

Details It’s summertime – the season when killer typhoons are farthest from our minds and the sea looks most benign.The waters around our archipelago are at their mo...

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Embracing your destiny

Details The reason most people get lost Bbw Porn in their search of destiny is because they think of it as a destination akin to an airport or the end of a long trip....

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Satisfied customers

Details It is always being impressed on the public that this administration has been doing its own countdown from day one of President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III....

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To let justice roll swiftly

Details The appointment of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Aquino on Aug....

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Phl can learn much from Lee Kuan Yew

Details LEE LIVES ON!: Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew was dead at 91 yesterday, but his clear and deep view of things will live on to infl...

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The passing of an Asian political giant

Details Southeast Asia has lost a great leader in the person of former Senior Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who died at the age of 91, yesterday dawn....

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LKY

Details To every Singaporean, he was simply known as LKY — although to his last breath, he enjoyed the honorific title of “minister-mentor.”...

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EDITORIAL - Singapore’s visionary leader

Details “If nobody is afraid of me, I’m meaningless,” Lee Kuan Yew memorably said as he admitted agreeing with Niccolo Machiavelli’s choice between being loved and b...

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Belmonte rejects invitation to P-Noy

Details Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr....

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EDITORIAL - Least successful development goal

Details You can survive for a day without food, but not without water; it’s the basic sustenance for those fasting during the Lenten season....

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Smartmatic employing ZTE-type snow job

Details The cheap competition Inquirer celeb sex video is at it again. In a sneak attack last Mar....

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The ‘cane of command’

Details It must have looked ironically funny when President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III was presented with a replica of the “vara de mando,” or cane of command that was...

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