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No room for complacency

By The Manila Times April 28, 2019 The latest reading of Philippine economic prospects by a credit rating agency and an economic research group is so positive that the opposition is likely to charge that the reports have been produced specifically to influence the May 13 elections in favor of …

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Lessons from the Sri Lanka tragedy

By THE MANILA TIMES April 27, 2019 MORE details about the parties and circumstances connected to Easter Sunday’s horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have emerged. The implications are disturbing, but there is a great deal of lessons that we can learn from them about how better to combat extremism …

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Foreign-funded media outfits as ‘foreign agents’

By THE MANILA TIMES April 26, 2019 Since it was The Manila Times which broke the story about a “matrix” of an alleged oust-Duterte plot, it behooves us to pursue the serious public policy issues raised by this sensational story. Our columnist, former ambassador Rigoberto Tiglao, raised a very important …

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Consumers need answers from PCC probe into power cuts

By THE MANILA TIMES April 25, 2019 AS time passes and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) becomes more experienced in carrying out its mandate, the quasi-judicial body is demonstrating its worth. A case in point is its announcement this week that it would investigate possible collusion among power suppliers earlier …

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Remember Quemoy and Matsu in war-gaming the South China Sea

By THE MANILA TIMES April 23, 2019 The language that has lately characterized statements from both sides of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) points to the need to consider the consequences of words before they are spoken. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Friday that …

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Liberals need to get Mamasapano off their back

By THE MANILA TIMES April 22, 2019 LIBERAL Party president Francis Pangilinan still does not realize it. Mamasapano is a national tragedy or wound that will not heal, it will keep recurring in national politics as a live issue, for as long as the LP refuses to own its shared …

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Gerrymandering Palawan

By The Manila Times April 21, 2019 THE INK has barely dried on the bill — now law — dividing the archipelagic province of Palawan into three separate provinces: Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental and Palawan del Sur. But questions are being raised on the legislation, passed ostensibly to make …

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Season of change for world’s democracies

By THE MANILA TIMES April 20, 2019 THE official results of the April 17 Indonesian election will not be available for about a month, but unless the ballots yet to be counted spring a surprise (very unlikely), Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to win a second term. Over the …

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Legislators must fast from pork barrel

By THE MANILA TIMES April 19, 2019 Today, Good Friday, is the day when members of most Christian denominations, including Catholicism, commemorate in appropriate rites and services the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. At the same time, many Christians also observe this day by fasting as …

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