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Correcting an injustice

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS June 04, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS AT the annual conference of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) recently held at Clark, noted American political scientist Professor Mark Thompson, who was the keynote speaker, made a passing mention of a so-called “very corrupt” chief justice who was impeached …

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Greatness and its shadow

By SASS ROGANDO SASOT June 04, 2019 SASS ROGANDO SASOT IN “The Century’s Decline,” my favorite poet Wisława Szymborska wrote: “God was finally going to believe/in a man both good and strong,/but good and strong/are still two different men.” A sobering reminder of the human condition, characterized not just by …

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In search of leaders for 18th Congress

By MA. LOURDES TIQUIA, TMT June 04, 2019 MA. LOURDES TIQUIA SOME know-it-alls just don’t get it. Our legislative branch is bicameral, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Their constituencies are different from each other. The Senate has a national constituency, elected at large and individual senators …

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Hong Kong extradition: Who is China targeting?

By FRANK CHING June 04, 2019 FRANK CHING Hong Kong has been getting an inordinate amount of global attention these days, as is perhaps appropriate for a place that likes to call itself “Asia’s world city.” But it isn’t the kind of publicity most cities want, given the choice. Last …

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Why there is no joinder of issues

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO June 03, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO Advocates of same-sex marriage and its legalization in the Philippines are vociferous. But no less pugnacious are those who oppose it — many, on religious grounds, others, on the basis of what they take to be philosophical or …

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When knowledge loses its power

By TITA VALDERAMA June 03, 2019 TITA C. VALDERAMA KNOWLEDGE becomes useless when you keep it to yourself. If becomes useful when shared with as many people as possible. It’s been said that knowledge is power, but it also becomes useless when it is not applied or practiced. I had …

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Cebu’s murder statistics

By MARIT STINUS-CABUGON June 03, 2019 MARIT STINUS-CABUGON WITH the midterm elections now behind us, it’s back to “normal” which — regrettably — means resumption of violent crime, especially murder. Cebu is no exception. At past 2 a.m. in the morning of May 22, 31-year-old Lindy Braga, two months pregnant …

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Life’s a beach, just not in Virginia

By CRISPIN R. ARANDA June 03, 2019 CRISPIN R. ARANDA JOE B. migrated to the United States in 2007, settled in and continues to live in Virginia Beach. He is now a US citizen and at 65, retired and happy and still looking for happier days, especially with a 16-year-old …

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