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What gives, Mr. Medialdea?

By RAMON T. TULFO August 17, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO WHILE this columnist was away on a business-cum-vacation trip to the US last week, Executive Secretary Salvador “Bingbong” Medialdea filed another case against me. That was the third in a row of libel suits that the brilliant Palace official has …

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It’s time to pass the Sogie bill

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS August 17, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS MY one and only son is gay. And while he lives in a family that has accepted and encouraged him, and respects his identity, he has had to endure being bullied for being so. Others have called his life as a …

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Candor from Chinese ambassador surely hurts

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE August 17, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE IN a cacophony of stereotypes, two complement each other to nail the issue on the South China Sea once and for all: Truth hurts, and the truth shall set you free. I won’t need the advice of a former British …

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Beauty, brains and nationalism

By MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA August 17, 2019 MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA THE bloodiest days of every war are always the last ones. On a day in February 1945, a very young woman was walking amid the smoking ruins of Manila. She left her house after the Japanese took away and beat …

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Asean performance at the Summer Olympics

By DANILO T. IBAYAN August 17, 2019 DANILO T. IBAYAN IN realistically assessing the performance of the Philippines in the Summer Olympic Games, it may be instructive to compare it with the performance of the other member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The Asean was established on …

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Ano ang saysay ng wikang Filipino?

By AL S. VITANGCOL 3RD August 17, 2019 AL S. VITANGCOL III NGAYON ay Buwan ng Wika. Sa katunayan, ang kasalukuyang linggo ay ang orihinal na Linggo ng Wika. Ito ang nag-udyok sa akin na magsulat ngayon na gamit ang wikang Filipino imbes na ang nakasanayang banyagang wika na Ingles. …

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‘PH, deadliest country’ report: A colossal fabrication

By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO August 16, 2019 RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO READ on, and I guarantee you’ll be shocked and angry at the sanctimonious European and US NGOs and media’s lies about our country and its President. A few weeks ago, Global Witness, a UK-based entity purportedly championing issues, came out …

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Another anti-poor excrescence, on gifts

By RENE SAGUISAG August 16, 2019 RENE SAGUISAG WILLY Dar’s being named secretary of Agriculture has been well-received (not another retiring general with an anti-terrorism background in the continuing militarization of government.) Cheers! But, boos! Prez Duterte rates as he apparently is not done thrashing our values, this time on …

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Balangiga 1901, Borrinaga and Apostol

By MA. ISABEL ONGPIN August 16, 2019 MA. ISABEL ONGPIN AFTER reading Gina Apostol’s historical fiction novel, Insurrecto, about contrasting memories and their consequent influence on identity and behavior, motivation and rationalization, that result finally in the personal evolution of the characters, I felt it was time to be clear …

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