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Turkish flour

Details ISTANBUL-—The mood is festive as the newly elected Turkey president, Tayyip Erdogan assumes power....

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Poe, Pimentel probes: Contrasting attitudes

Details SOBRIETY vs BIAS: Two simultaneous Senate hearings yesterday showed the defining difference that partisan politics makes in legislative inqu...

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Wanted: Out of the box political reforms

Details The Lipa Declaration which called for a National Transformation Council (NTC) which was adopted on Aug....

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Mischief

Details Trust the New York Times to be most precise in its choice of words....

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EDITORIAL - Graftbusters

Details Reforms started in the current administration must be sustained. This is the reason invoked by those hoping that President Aquino will get a second term....

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NY Times – political mischief

Details President Aquino has hit back at his critics, calling them as against his reforms, and labelling some of them as partisan and oppositionists....

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Dangerous and harmful legacies

Details An administration nearing the end of its term should be more concerned about the good and lasting legacies it will leave behind....

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Senate to investigate, solve MRT-3 anomalies

Details Today’s Senate hearing on the Metro Rail Transit-Line 3 (MRT-3) arose from four filings:...

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Teach me to laugh, Lord!

Details There are many things about the headlines today that bring out the cynic in the Filipino....

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Faith in the Pinoy

Details Out of 100 million Filipinos, the nation’s hope lies only in one person: Noynoy Aquino....

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EDITORIAL - License to kill

Details Doubts have been raised about his story....

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The MRT-3 challenge

Details In a perfect world, nothing could better symbolize the “Tuwid na Daan” slogan of President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III than the train system that runs straight...

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Philanthropy and CSR

Details In recent years, there have been many forums and discussions on the question: What is the social responsibility of business?...

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Transformation, si; Noy resignation, no

Details HERE is the Lipa Declaration calling for, among other things, a “national transformation” and the immediate resignation of President Noynoy...

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Carrying crosses

Details “Pasan ko ang daigdig,” is a Filipino phrase which translates to one’s carrying the world on one’s shoulders....

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Ditch azithromycin in nongonococcal urethritis?

Details Recent evidence dictates the need to reassess the roles of doxycycline and azithromycin in treating Chlamydia trachomatis nongonococcal urethritis,...

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EDITORIAL - Beacons of hope

Details Educators who work with the poorest and marginalized sectors. Guardians of the environment and cultural heritage. A journalist....

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CIS Ombudsman blasts California Service Center Humanitarian Revalidation Unit over processing of humanitarian revalidation requests

Details In its annual report to Congress, the CIS Ombudsman (CIS OMB) issued a critical report on the way the USCIS has been handling and processing requests for hum...

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Yes to constitutional reform, no to P-Noy

Details Like everyone else this column is against term extension for President Aquino. And more....

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Charter change minus term extension

Details Now that President Aquino has made it clear he will not seek a second term and that he’s looking forward to his freedom in 2016 and being able to eat out wit...

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A potential crisis and dilemma

Details Now it can be told that President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III has no word of honor....

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EDITORIAL - A resurgent threat

Details About two decades ago, Chinese Filipinos marched in the streets of Metro Manila, demanding protection from kidnappers targeting their community, with some of...

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6.4%

Details Maybe they will blame this one on the Supreme Court too....

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People’s initiative: Challenges and responses

Details Definitively, the nationwide sign-up campaign for a trailblazing people’s initiative bill to abolish the pork barrel system and, through its penal provisions...

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A call for national transformation in Lipa

Details Filipinos from all walks of life made their way to Lipa last Wednesday to listen to calls for “national transformation” and sign their names to a document th...

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Cold reality

Details I first heard about the ALS Ice bucket challenge from my four centavos several days ago.  I needed an ice pack to apply to my sore right knee when I was info...

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More mixed signals

Details At a Bombo Radyo interview, President Aquino again gave mixed signals on his plans for 2016....

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Premature and illegal

Details It is really hard to simply keep quiet about how this administration has been trying to trample upon and subvert the independence of the Judiciary, particula...

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Agri, train officials bare-faced liars

Details Duplicity is a habit of high agriculture officials....

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30 pieces to sell out PNoy

Details Reacting to what I’ve written concerning the Port of Manila (P.O.M) congestion, a respected businessman who has several billion pesos invested in the Philipp...

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Waiting for 2016

Details One of our editors limped into the newsroom the other day looking like a wet puppy, wishing the worst for government officials in charge of the Metro Rail Tr...

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EDITORIAL - Lucrative industry

Details In the conflict zone that is Sulu, there was a piece of good news yesterday: the chief mechanic of the provincial government was released by bandits believed...

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Second lives, second chances

Details Non-fans, detractors, and political enemies of tart-tongued Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago obviously reacted with feigned concern after she announced she w...

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Beyond trade and aid

Details The thirty Filipino students who just left for Europe on an European Union Erasmus Mundus scholarships might be surprised to receive a visit from their Presi...

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EDITORIAL - Maintenance problem

Details This one can’t be blamed on the drivers....

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Darkness to shroud last year of Noy term

Details TWILIGHT: Darkness may literally shroud the twilight year of the administration of President Noynoy Aquino as the country reaps the fruits o...

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Thinking second term

Details August is truly the Aquino month when the nation commemorates the martyrdom of Ninoy Aquino and the death of President Cory Aquino, the icon of democracy and...

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Independent

Details Judicial independence is a cornerstone of our democracy....

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Transformation will lead us to the truth

Details I was out for four days in Sydney, Australia and therefore out of circulation because we were off to see so many tourism sites in Australia....

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Cha-cha gets moving

Details The Resolution of Both Houses No....

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Cracking down on credit cards

Details A credit card can be a very deceiving thing....

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EDITORIAL - Lower crime rate

Details Incredulity tends to greet any announcement by the Philippine National Police of a lower crime rate....

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Other PCOS victims dispute Brillantes

Details I ran last week a rejoinder of Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. to my report on fraud by the precinct count optical scanners (PCOS)....

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Bad neighbor

Details A builder, planter or sower on the land of another acts in good faith when he believes that the land belongs to him or that by some title, he has a right to...

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The challenge

Details For entertainment value, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, with his precious scream, gets the top rating in the Pinoy ice bucket challenge....

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Why I do it

Details A travelling companion once asked me why I’ve spent at least 5 months of 2014 travelling to 5 provinces as a seminar moderator and volunteer “Brand Ambassado...

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Pass the bucket

Details At the height of the frenzied dousing of buckets or pails of ice in the United States that caught on support here in the Philippines, my 24-year-old son, who...

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The Manila Water story/ Silliman’s 2014 best alumni

Details Until the 1990s, Metro Manila’s water supply was in crisis. Only a certain percentage of the population were served. Water distribution was intermittent....

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Clark as NAIA twin? Noy not interested

Details CLARK NEGLECTED: The prospect of Clark International Airport in Pampanga becoming the twin world gateway of the Ninoy Aquino International A...

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My first visit to Sydney, Australia

Details SYDNEY, Australia: Since Friday, we’ve been in Sydney, Australia for a familiarization tour by Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo and Bacolod travel agents sponsor...

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