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It’s all about voter maturity

TITA C. VALDERAMA VOTER education is the key to have good leaders who can truly be public servants. Voter education is making sure that every voter understands and recognizes his voting power. It is making sure that every voter is ready, willing, and able to participate in the electoral processes. …

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California dreaming

CRISPIN R. ARANDA DREAMING of a white Christmas is more than a song to millions of Filipinos who look to joining their relatives both on a temporary basis and later becoming permanent residents. When I got off the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the San Francisco/Bay Areas rail transit system, …

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Koko can’t run a third time

FRANCISCO S. TATAD “IF anything can go wrong it will,” says Murphy’s law. “Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does,” says another (yet nameless) law. So, President Duterte lost his clueless spokesman Harry Roque only to replace him with Salvador Panelo. He fired his foreign secretary …

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What dire consequences if Trillanes is tried again?

There are some among our citizenry who earnestly desire that Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th should stand trial for his various acts of rebellion against our duly constituted government and betrayal of his oath as a man in uniform. There are also others who earnestly believe that putting him on trial …

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The Rome Statute: A treaty’s arduous journey

JAIME J. YAMBAO US National Security Adviser John Bolton recent threat against International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda makes President Duterte’s threat against the same person seem quite restrained. Both of them threatened her with arrest and incarceration. But in addition, Mr. Bolton would ban Bensouda from entering the United …

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With Carpio, America rules the Philippines

MAURO GIA SAMONTE IS he to be or not to be? The question stares the nation in the face. The designation of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio as chief justice is increasingly getting imminent. Being the most senior of the sitting associate justices, he is deemed to be …

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Demand-side politics

ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS THE election season has begun. The period for the filing of the certificates of candidacy (CoCs) has passed. The political circus is about to descend upon us, with a plethora of candidates, from the serious to the comical, from the returning veterans to the neophytes, once again …

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World yawns on UN’s climate apocalypse, IPCC autopsy at hand

YEN MAKABENTA First word IN a column last September (‘Climate change’ faces same fate as ‘population bomb’, Manila Times, Sept. 22, 2018), I suggested that the global warming hysteria is tracking the same trajectory as the population bomb in the 1970s. I wrote: “Climate change (aka ‘global warming’) will face …

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Resolve Maynilad rate dispute in consumers’ favor

IT is no small matter to encourage anyone to willfully disregard the law. In the case of Maynilad Water Services Inc. and its long campaign to pass its corporate tax obligations on to its customers, however, calling on regulator Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Services (MWSS) to do precisely that is …

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