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Unending cases

Details A recent move by the Ombudsman once more brings to mind the complaint of an ordinary citizen who opposed her nomination to the position which was then being...

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Lawyer Sixto feels above any law

Details Land titling fraud is so rife it’s no longer news....

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Hello and goodbye?

Details TOKYO, Japan — After a two-part 20-hour land trip from Manila to Isabela to Manila where I helped conduct a BMeg backyard hog raising seminar, I will find my...

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Roots of corruption

Details Give him credit for honesty: San Juan Rep....

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EDITORIAL - Blacklisted

Details For a democratic country that touts press freedom, journalists find themselves running into all sorts of serious trouble in the Philippines....

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After ER, Mayor Estrada next?

Details The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court (SC) that upheld the disqualification of incumbent Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito has effectively and...

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The EU and the Philippines together against cybercrime

Details Who hasn’t received an e-mail from a close friend stranded somewhere or having had an accident asking for an urgent money transfer?...

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SolGen: Phl not sure of US defense shield

Details NO GUARANTEE: It was good that the government told the people the truth that there is no guarantee under the Phl-US Enhanced Defense Coopera...

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33rd National Book Awards winners

Details Last Saturday, Nov....

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Responsibility

Details Among the “errata” items submitted by the DBM and apparently passed without due diligence by the House of Representatives is the P53 billion allotment to the...

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EDITORIAL - Enforcing election rules

Details Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito kept himself busy yesterday, not with affairs of Laguna where he is the provincial governor, but in shooting a movie that he repor...

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More to be done for children’s rights

Details Last Tuesday’s column focused on the positive condition of Filipino girls with respect to their enjoyment of their rights....

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BI scores points in lifting the ban on HK media

Details It is just unfortunate that whoever is in charge of the first visit by Pope Francis to the Philippines did not include a stopover in Cebu City....

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No peace in Mindanao

Details Despite the historic signing of the peace agreement with the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), last March 27, 20...

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Obama on the right track on immigration

Details US President Barack Obama’s recent pronouncement that he will use the power of the presidency to issue an executive order for immigration reform, which up to...

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EDITORIAL - Investing in renewable energy

Details In the Ilocos Region, giant windmills are not only providing clean energy but also serving as popular tourist attractions....

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Ona forced faulty remedy as dengue cure – papers

Details Acting Health Sec. Janette Garin has revoked her predecessor’s inapt use of a faulty remedy for the dreaded dengue....

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Spontaneous and mutual act

Details Can a husband be criminally held liable of raping his own wife? This is the question raised and answered in this case of Stella and Jimmy....

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The best and brightest

Details Reading the tributes paid to the late senator Vicente Paterno, I wonder if such praise will ever be heaped on any of our current crop of lawmakers....

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BFF

Details After 20 years of being happily (officially) married and a total of 27 years being together with my wife Karen, I hereby attest that the secret is not in rom...

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Renewed energy

Details Our country is blessed with free and limitless energy from the sun, wind, water, and geothermal....

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Upward trend for Filipino children

Details Is the Filipino children’s situation better as the world celebrates the 25th year of the Convention of the Rights of the Child?  Yes, Social Welfare Secretar...

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Tardy SC action can moot 2010 poll issue

Details JUDICIAL TIMIDITY: When will the Supreme Court rule either way on petitions to nullify the official results of the 2010 elections, where Ben...

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A 3rd bridge to link Mactan to Cebu City

Details It sounds too good to be true, as Cordova Municipal Mayor Adelino Sitoy announced that the town of Cordova has apparently entered into a joint venture agreem...

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Market failure

Details Was there market failure when speculative pricing ran amuck late last year, causing energy prices to spike and threatening consumers with economic devastatio...

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EDITORIAL - Glitch-free

Details With only about 18 months to go before the general elections, it looks like the Commission on Elections has made up its mind to use the same voting machines...

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Pacquiao back in full form

Details By a lopsided decision of the judges, World Boxing Organization (WBO) light welterweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao won a 120-102, 119-103, 119-103 unani...

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Christmas scrooge

Details Exactly thirty days from today, we will be celebrating Christmas. The Christmas season is the longest celebration we observe in the Philippines....

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15 minutes on hold

Details Most people don’t like being put on hold or being told to wait on the line....

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EDITORIAL - No child left behind

Details The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted on Nov....

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Impunity

Details As gruesome details of the Maguindanao massacre trickled out in November 2009, even jaded senior journalists were shocked....

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Sixto, don’t throw good money after bad PCOS

Details Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes is rushing a staggering P7 billion for the supplier-repairer of 43,000 new and 86,000 old voting machines....

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The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

Details Cagayan De Oro City Representative Rufus Rodriguez, the chairman of the House Ad Hoc committee for the review of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) – is the man...

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Media overreach

Details There is no more doubt that media have become more powerful and play a more vital and essential role in our country now....

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Aquino and Xi shake hands

Details Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for the first time and shook hands last November 21 in Beijing....

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SM solar shift shows way for sun-lit malls

Details GOING SOLAR: From our fourth-floor balcony at the back of SM City North I have been watching and photographing workers build additional floo...

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Should we be afraid of the Last Judgment?

Details Then he will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire....” And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the rig...

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Flu activity gets early jump, continues to rise

Details The 2012-2013 flu season, which started a month earlier than usual continues to show increased activity across the nation....

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EDITORIAL - Permanently silenced

Details Just days before the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, another witness against the principal defendants was murdered and his companion seriously...

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Being waved across the border could constitute ‘inspection’ for adjustment of status

Details In most cases, in order for a person to adjust status (obtain a green card) in the US, the person must prove he or she was “inspected and admitted” by an imm...

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The wisdom of crowdsourcing a constitution

Details Of late, Bayanko, the crowdsourcing page for a new constitution is being asked to hurry up its work and reminded that there are pressing problems th...

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Pope’s security should equal US presidents’

Details The security arrangements during the Manila visit of George W....

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Mindanao people bring their issues to Mendiola

Details They’ve had enough under the Aquino government.  People in Mindanao are outraged.  Here’s why:...

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P-Noy: Developing LP consensus

Details  In an interview with reporters last Tuesday in Singapore, President Aquino, who had abandoned plans to seek a second term, said the Liberal Party (LP) is in...

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Giving thanks

Details This coming fourth Thursday of November, Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Next to Christmas, it is probably their best holiday....

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EDITORIAL - Injustice

Details Just seven months after an overloaded ferry capsized in South Korea, leaving more than 300 people dead, top officials of the company that operated the vessel...

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Cebu City South District loses a congressman!

Details I got an invitation to attend a meeting with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Nov. 27 at the Casino Español....

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A habit of the heart

Details There was a time when I would not be caught dead supporting Anwar Ibrahim....

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Perjured

Details Ernesto Mercado is a curious sort of witness. In nearly each appearance before the Senate “subcommittee”, he manages to pass on a lie....

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EDITORIAL - Asia’s most violent

Details In case it has slipped anyone’s attention, the Philippines is becoming Southeast Asia’s most violent country....

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