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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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We need more ‘eco’ in ecotourism

By GAB MEJIA August 16, 2019 GAB MEJIA TRAVEL.The guilt-free pleasures of wandering and exploring. The sound of crashing waves. The picture of a glorious fiery sunset. The sand sinking beneath your toes. The sea of clouds and fresh mist coming from a mountain top. The mix of scents and …

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Second chances

By The Manila Times August 16, 2019 IN 2002, 19-year-old Radam Jalani, who lived in the small seaside village of Mercedes in Zamboanga City, was resigned to being a seaweed farmer for the rest of his life. When he was 12 years old, Radam’s father asked him to quit school …

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BIR exec’s denial buries her in deeper sh*t

By RAMON T. TULFO August 15, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO TERESITA Angeles, former assistant commissioner for the Large Taxpayers Service of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), vehemently denies that she was the woman in the video talking with a man about the shenanigans at the graft-ridden agency. Angeles, who …

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There is hope for Philippine agriculture

By DR. WILLIAM DAR August 15, 2019 DR. WILLIAM DAR Second of three parts On my very first day as acting Agriculture secretary on August 5, I immediately communicated to the ranks of the Department of Agriculture (DA) my priorities for the next 100 days. And I believe the 15 …

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UK university bans beef burgers to help save the planet

By YEN MAKABENTA August 15, 2019 YEN MAKABENTA First word WE do not hear anymore US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez railing against cow farts or cattle flatulence, and their supposed impact on the earth’s climate. In recent weeks, the climate alarmist and main author of the Green New Deal, has retreated …

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Policing gifts to the police

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS August 15, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has said that it is perfectly all right for police officers to accept unsolicited gifts from people as a token of appreciation for the performance of their duties. And once again, the President appears to have instructed government …

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MMetroplan: Missed opportunities

By ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. August 15, 2019 FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. THE state of our country today was anticipated in the World-Bank-funded Metro Manila Transport, Land Use and Development Planning Project, or the MMetroplan, that was published in 1976. The MMetroplan was an interagency project of the government …

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