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Two Presidents, one GDP track

By MARLEN V. RONQUILLO July 21, 2019 MARLEN V. RONQUILLO Benigno S. Aquino 3rd, when he was President, never appeared to be given to the idea of broadly-shared prosperity; his paeans to inclusive growth — a routine, insincere verbal scam. When he set out on his grand agenda of sustained …

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To find the right, look for the wrong in the Bible

By RICARDO SALUDO July 21, 2019 RICARDO SALUDO “A woman whose name was Martha welcomed [Jesus]. She had a sister named Mary, who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha … said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself …

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The courage to survive

By FR. SHAY CULLEN, SSC July 21, 2019 FR. SHAY CULLEN, SSC He is only 13 years old — this boy we can call Jaybe. He has no formal education, cannot read or write, and is one of hundreds of thousands of children lost and abandoned to live in Philippine …

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Freedom of navigation gone bad

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE July 21, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE First of 2 Parts My worst fears are coming true. According to reports, the United States and the Philippines have engaged in bilateral talks validating and improving on the provisions of the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) signed by them in …

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Sedition and sedation

By ROLLY G. REYES July 21, 2019 ROLLY G. REYES Some of the usual instinctive “counterstrike phrases” that we see whenever charges are filed in courts are as follows: political harassment, vilification campaign, smear or squid tactics, a diversionary effort, baseless accusation, attack on freedom of speech and expression, unfazed, …

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