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Earliest Philippine photographs?

MA. ISABEL ONGPIN LAST week I mentioned the Hispanic Society of New York, a 100-year-old institution that is a museum cum research library of Hispanic studies, i.e., material from Spain, Portugal and their colonies, including the Philippines, dating from the colonial times of these countries. In 2007, fairly recently for …

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Bells back where they belong

RENE SAGUISAG IF Digong’s astig or boorish image or style — e.g., saying what he thought of Obama’s mother — results in something positive, so does his soft side, in asking that we emulate the Blessed Virgin Mother, whose feast has become a non-working holiday during his watch. (In dance …

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The place has become a tad more dangerous

FRANCISCO S. TATAD LAST Monday, unidentified assailants ambushed the car of senatorial candidate Glenn Chong in Cainta, Rizal, killing his security aide and friend for 11 years, Richard Yambe Santillan, 45, who was driving Chong’s car (a Fortuner) at the time. As far as Chong, Richard’s 73-year-old mother, his 46-year-old …

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Sison’s Communist Party must be outlawed

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO THE primordial duty of any nation-state is to defend its existence. This is the reason why all nations in the world, except for the pseudo-state called The Vatican, each have an army. Other than its armed forces, a state’s weapon for defending its existence is through laws …

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Let’s get on with the 2019 budget

When a man has a good name and track record to speak of, those who try to put him down, especially in the halls of Congress, immediately become suspect of political intentions meant more to hurt than to help. Secretary Benjamin Diokno does not only have a good name to …

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Problems with the ‘pure manual system’

GUS LAGMAN Part 2 TO be sure, there were serious problems with the pure manual system, too, as previously hinted at, the biggest being the many weeks it took to complete the process and proclaim the election winners. In the last three decades, proclamation normally took more than 20 days. …

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When, in the course of human events…

FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO “WHEN in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of …

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The budget and the nature of legislative work

ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS AN early morning radio program asked its listeners which would they prefer: a reenacted budget as a consequence of the failure to pass the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2019, or the proposed budget lambasted by Senator Lacson for allegedly being loaded with pork. And the response …

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Businesses should be mindful of geopolitical risks

THE arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities on December 1 was not just the latest salvo in the United States-China trade dispute, but a high-profile example of the growing geopolitical risks to international business. Philippine businesses would be well advised, as they seek to expand …

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