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Sports and religion: Worlds apart

By RAMON T. TULFO June 25, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO TWO groups are vying for control of the hosting of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in November this year. Joey Romasanta, the head of the private Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), wants to host the games, saying the POC is the …

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Imagine the Big One striking now

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE June 25, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE Last of 2 parts PROFIT is the culprit. That was the finding of the study made by the engineer Emilio Morales, as cited in the first part of this article, on the predicament the country now faces in regard to …

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We are sorry, Vietnam

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS June 25, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS ON the second day of the 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok, President Rodrigo Duterte, through Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, expressed our gratitude to the Vietnamese fishermen who rescued the 22 Filipino crew members of the Gem-Vir 1. This act …

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Wait, what?

By SASS ROGANDO SASOT June 25, 2019 SASS ROGANDO SASOT First of 2 parts AFTER the collision between a Filipino fishing boat and a Chinese ship in Reed Bank on June 9, 2019, a series of ridiculously dangerous and idiotic statements and events ensued. Three of them stood out. Let’s …

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When the only choice is ‘no choice’

By ATTY. DODO DULAY June 25, 2019 ATTY. DODO DULAY IT seems the popular sentiment among commuters nowadays remains the same — they would rather wait out the road congestion than brave the traffic along EDSA (or anywhere in the metro, for that matter). But it wasn’t always like this. …

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Team 2022

By MA. LOURDES TIQUIA, TMT June 25, 2019 MA. LOURDES TIQUIA IT seems that 2022 is heating up early with about 10 names already being floated in trial balloons, whether publicly or privately. The 10 names cover national and local officials, elected and appointed. Two names will soon be added …

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Biases

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO June 24, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO THE Judicial and Bar Council recently interviewed—interrogated, to be more precise—candidates for the vacancy in the high court. Among the candidates is a good friend and colleague at the San Beda University Graduate School of Law, Jemy Gatdula. …

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The customer is often wronged

By TITA VALDERAMA June 24, 2019 TITA C. VALDERAMA PUBLIC utility companies nowadays don’t seem to care anymore about customer satisfaction. They only care about profit. They’ve deliberately ignored or conveniently forgotten the slogan “the customer is always right.” Public utilities have become lucrative private businesses without much regard for …

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