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Transitioning to federalism/parliamentary

By MA. LOURDES TIQUIA, TMT August 06, 2019 MA. LOURDES TIQUIA WHEN President Duterte did not mention revising the Constitution to secure a federal/parliamentary form of government in our future, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) went on overdrive. It said federalism was not dead. It was …

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In post-war areas of Syria, mines upend civilian lives

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 06, 2019 DAMASCUS: After the fighting, Syrian farmer Abu Thaer returned to his farm to work. But he stepped on a landmine left behind by jihadists, changing his life for good. At a medical charity in Damascus, the 46-year-old from the southern province of Daraa lifts …

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Priests’ Day

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO August 05, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO ST. JOHN Marie Vianney was not exactly the cleverest of priests in his day, but his holiness and his priestly zeal seemed to be resplendent that his fame as confessor reached far and wide, and people trooped to …

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Tariff damage spreading in US, China within target in H2 2019

By DAN STEINBOCK August 05, 2019 DAN STEINBOCK In the second half of 2019, US economic prospects will soften, despite the Fed rate cut, whereas Chinese growth target is likely to prevail. It’s time to prepare for diminished global economic prospects in 2019-2020. AFTER an important meeting of the Central …

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Negros Oriental, a victim of bad decisions

By MARIT STINUS-CABUGON August 05, 2019 MARIT STINUS-CABUGON THE July 23-28 killing spree in Negros Oriental that claimed the lives of 17 persons has prompted some quarters to call for the imposition of martial law in the province. Lawmakers, mostly from the Visayas, have filed House Resolution 154 calling for …

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Overstaying Filipino in the Philippines

By CRISPIN R. ARANDA August 05, 2019 CRISPIN R. ARANDA CAN Ann Marie, a Filipino citizen born to Filipino parents, holding a Filipino passport, with recorded genuine birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority and local civil registrar; holding a valid genuine driver’s license recently issued by the Land …

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Capital bludgeons labor, a never- changing story

By MARLEN V. RONQUILLO August 04, 2019 MARLEN V. RONQUILLO What is the status of today’s labor? Even with a zero background on labor economics, one can answer this question easy and quick. First, the summary. Labor is prostrate. In 2003, a total of 521,000 employees of the 2.6 million …

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To stop vice, put to death evil desire and greed

By RICARDO SALUDO August 04, 2019 RICARDO SALUDO Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry. Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices and have put on …

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