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The greatest challenge to the Supreme Court

Details First off, I got this email from Mr....

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On Laude, Phl gov’t is acting like a bakla

Details LIMP: Without meaning to offend the gay community, we think the Philippine government has been acting like a bakla in its handling...

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P-Noy rejects VFA abrogation

Details President Aquino, in Palo, Leyte, has rejected calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) as a result of killing the Filipino transgende...

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Bangsamoro: A legacy of peace

Details The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has become highly controversial in part because the issues are not being widely discussed and its historical significance is n...

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EDITORIAL - Dreaming of swift justice

Details The judge reportedly thought the trial could have been over in a matter of weeks....

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Brownouts

Details Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has flipped and flopped like a drunken clown on the country’s 2015 energy outlook....

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In sickness and in health

Details I was tempted to substitute the headline with Her Majesty’s Ambassador Vaccinates Princess Alice....

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Watch your BP

Details Watch your blood pressure. Avoid strokes and perishing before your time....

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The Europe card on South China Sea

Details It was by sheer coincidence that we chanced upon a very important meeting of heads of state being held in the city of Milan on our way back to Manila from It...

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China’s own ancient maps disprove Beijing sea claim

Details “Ancient historical facts.” That’s Beijing’s basis to claim islets, rocks, reefs, shoals, sandbars, and waters of the South China (West Philippine) Sea....

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Philippines’ airport woes

Details It really seems like the hits just keep on coming for the beleaguered Philippines....

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Destination of the year

Details Europeans tell me that President Aquino’s recent visit to Brussels, France, Germany and Spain helped raise public awareness of the Philippines in a continent...

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EDITORIAL – Energy security

Details With the country’s biggest establishments promising to use their own generators in the summer of 2015, the energy committee of the House of Representatives n...

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Foton steps off the brakes

Details Now it can be said: Foton Motors Corp....

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No welcome mat for gays

Details The column’s title that appeared in the STAR’s front page yesterday, dramatically, if not sadly, summed up the reactions of a majority of bishops on a docume...

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Media can’t even pin down sex of Jeffrey?

Details EVIDENCE: Whose semen was in the condom left in the toilet where Jeffrey S....

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The need to depoliticize the Philippines and how!

Details There is no doubt that the Filipino people eat, sleep and drink politics....

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Politicized

Details If this story, running hot through the grapevine, is true, pity the people of Tacloban....

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EDITORIAL - Profitable crime

Details In fighting kidnapping, rescuing the victims and arresting the perpetrators are the principal objectives....

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Teves disputes Noynoy

Details Former Finance Secretary Margarito Teves disputed President Aquino’s claim the Macapagal administration was a “lost decade.”...

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A parent’s R.O.I.

Details As I scan the “help ads” or posts for job openings, it is very common to read companies requiring that applicants must be a college graduate or of a specific...

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EDITORIAL - In limbo

Details Travelers participating in an online survey gave the Ninoy Aquino International Airport an improved rating recently, citing the transfer of several foreign c...

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Buying MRT-3 for P54 B, only to shut it down

Details News is that Malacañang will rebid the CALAX (Cavite-Laguna Expressway) or do the work itself. This is to avoid howls of favoring any party....

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Failure of government

Details If the government doesn’t want to revive ransom kidnapping as the No....

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The Ebola pandemic

Details Will the Ebola virus hit the Philippines?...

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Who’s the better operator of airports?

Details MILAN – By the time this comes out today, our flight would already be somewhere close to landing in Manila....

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The November 2014 priority dates

Details The November 2014 Visa Bulletin provides more great news for Filipinos, as the priority dates in the various family and employment categories continue to mov...

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Yours

Details Try this little exercise: go to your room, gaze at the stuff you have inside, and examine what is yours....

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Flip-flop on CALAX could damage PPP

Details INVESTORS WATCHING: The business community is understandably concerned over the apparent indecision of the administration in addressing majo...

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A sentimental journey

Details I leave for London on Monday on a sentimental journey....

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VFA – the bigger picture

Details The death of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude involving US Marine Joseph Pemberton as the primary suspect couldn’t have come at a worst time just as the...

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Much ado about books

Details Bibliophilia is the love and passion for books. And for booklovers, recent articles and studies on the future of books have both good news and bad news....

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‘Chemobrain’ may start before chemotherapy

Details The muddled thinking that sometimes affects breast cancer patients is manifested by decreased activity in a brain region that plays a key role in working mem...

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EDITORIAL - Guardian of the coasts

Details In an archipelago of 7,100 islands, with one of the world’s most extensive coastlines, the Coast Guard plays a crucial role....

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The VACC fights vs rape of our democracy

Details The die has been cast against the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) when a petition signed by election lawyers, Atty. Glenn Chiong, Prof....

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EDITORIAL - Warriors vs Ebola

Details In the United States, “fear-bola” is reported to be spreading after a second nurse in Dallas was confirmed to be suffering from Ebola....

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Custody

Details Then there is the politics of it all....

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Score one for Binay

Details In a surprise development, Vice President Jejomar Binay had an unannounced private meeting with President Noynoy Aquino, arranged by mutual friends, at the B...

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Creating an environment for peace

Details I was surprised when my daughter, Al-Jazeera’s Veronica Pedrosa, came home on quick notice. She said she would arrive and depart almost immediately....

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Lifestyle gap and PNP corruption

Details “I think that corruption is the heart of the problem,” writes a reader in reaction to last week’s column piece — regarding five cases of ordinary citizens ar...

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Leap of faith

Details Between the killing of a transgender and “Oplan Stop Nognog 2016,” and with corruption scandals, traffic woes and “fear-bola” tossed in, public attention is...

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EDITORIAL - No longer the worst, but…

Details Boosted by the more spacious Terminal 3, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has shed its tag as the world’s worst....

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Spoiler alert to ‘More fun in Phl’

Details  LOCARNO CITY — While it should not be rare to find Filipinos at every nook and cranny of the world, it is still a pleasant surprise to bump into a fellow co...

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No alibis please for child poverty

Details VP Jojo Binay is no spare tire like his predecessors. Not only does he spark news, but also splits public opinion....

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NU: The untold stories

Details The day after they became legends and champions of UAAP 77, the NU Bulldogs were back “home” preparing for their next big fight: “Exam week.”...

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Consultative, not legislative document

Details As expected, people who eagerly want the Catholic Church to adopt their modern and secular view of marriage and family are interpreting the recent document o...

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Immunity from suit

Details Lawyer Romulo Makalintal, an election lawyer, rebutted the legal opinion of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima that Vice-President Jejomar Binay does not have i...

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RP-US relations: Playing dumb and dumber?

Details Was transgender Jennifer Laude killed in a “hate crime?” This issue is all over the papers....

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Conspiracy

Details Few were surprised when UNA spokesman JV Bautista came right out and pinned the “conspiracy” to discredit the Vice-President on presidential wannabe Mar Roxa...

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A partnership for the 21st century

Details These days Germany and the Philippines celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations....

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