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The historian as father

By MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA June 22, 2019 MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA I WAS 15 when in May 1999, I joined an oratorical contest for the 126th founding anniversary of my province, Tarlac. That was the first time I read of Lino Dizon. To my fellow participants, his name was a buzzword. …

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LTFRB backs out of hatchbacks

By AL S. VITANGCOL 3RD June 22, 2019 AL S. VITANGCOL III MEMBER operators of the Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) have castigated the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for unceremoniously recalling its own memorandum circular (MC) without the benefit of hearing or public consultations. This happened on …

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Where corruption begins, command responsibility must end

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE June 21, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE Last of 3 parts AFTER six days of detention at the NBI headquarters, Bryan Christopher Sy was finally released, posting bail in the amount of P72,000. By then formal charges had presumably been filed in court, making everything legal from …

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Realpolitik 101; ‘Bye, Eki Cardenas

By RENE SAGUISAG June 21, 2019 RENE SAGUISAG REALPOLITIK Lesson No. 1: The US military, or anybody else’s military, would come to help us if it would be in its interest to do so. Again, Kissinger, to whom is attributed—a country has no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests. …

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Faculty rooms are a necessity

By MA. ISABEL ONGPIN June 21, 2019 MA. ISABEL ONGPIN LET us begin by saying that in the matter of school buildings, educational institutions or other learning centers where there are students who need classrooms, there are also teachers that need faculty rooms. It is an anomaly not to have …

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ESD: Agenda 2030 to transform the world

By TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON June 21, 2019 TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON Part 1 – CHEd memo and Agenda 2030 OFTEN referred to as Education for Sustainable Development, ESD has been defined by Unesco 2014 as education that “allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a …

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Tale of two cities: Hong Kong turmoil may boost Singapore

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 21, 2019 SINGAPORE: Hong Kong’s reputation as a stable financial hub has been shaken by a controversial extradition bill that prompted massive protests, and its loss might just be Singapore’s gain, experts say. The Chinese territory and the South Asian city-state have long vied for the …

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How the Philippine-American War ended

By YEN MAKABENTA June 20, 2019 YEN MAKABENTA First word I LEFT the historical narrative hanging in my previous column, “Filipinos’ last stand in the Philippine-American War: Authentic, national, valiant” (Manila Times, June 18, 2019). I neglected to provide details despite the availability of several books on the historic events …

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Stupid hotheads

By RAMON T. TULFO June 20, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO SOME hotheads want President Digong to declare war on China over the Recto (Reed) Bank incident in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea to us). Stupid, airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, brainless, dense, dull, dumb, bubble-headed, chuckle-headed, empty-headed, lame-brained, half-witted, fatuous, …

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