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How international law matters

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO September 02, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO THE Asian section of the Society for International Law met for two days two weeks ago in Quezon City and, before that, at the UP Law Center in Diliman, “junior” scholars presented research papers that were reviewed by …

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Amazon wildfires surge

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 02, 2019 SAO Paulo: The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday (Sunday in Manila). In the first 48 hours since the ban was issued, satellite data from the National Space …

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Negros facts and fiction in Senate hearing

By MARIT STINUS-CABUGON September 02, 2019 MARIT STINUS-CABUGON THE Senate has started its investigation into the killings in Negros Island. It is my fervent hope that whatever is the outcome of this investigation it will lead to peace and prosperity for the people of Negros in general, and the people …

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Options for working in Australia

By CRISPIN R. ARANDA September 02, 2019 CRISPIN R. ARANDA GETTING a job offer is just the start of a laborious and tedious selection process. But more on that later. Protecting the nation’s domestic workers has been the nationalistic mantra of late in the five countries with permanent residency programs, …

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‘Wagas’ spreads its wings

By THE MANILA TIMES September 02, 2019 From a targeted viewership on GMA News TV, the network’s Public Affairs group proudly announced on Thursday that its award-winning docu-drama series “Wagas” is crossing over to its main channel to reach a wider audience to move and inspire. First aired in 2013, …

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Firefly LED lights up Blue Eagles for UAAP Season 82

By THE MANILA TIMES September 02, 2019 Firefly LED, the leader and most trusted LED brand in the market, partners with the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the upcoming University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 82. Firefly has chosen to partner with the Ateneo Blue Eagles Basketball team as …

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Protecting your policy insurance against cancellation

By RANDY B. ESCOLANGO September 02, 2019 RANDY B. ESCOLANGO THE incontestable clause in an insurance policy serves as a safety net against negligent insurers, which might turn down policy claims by taking advantage of their right to withdraw a policy on the ground of concealed or misrepresented information. This …

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Uncle Ho’s minders: The protectors of Vietnam’s embalmed leader

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 02, 2019 HANOI: The task of safeguarding the embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh is gruelling: carefully-selected riflemen work around the clock, watching over the communist nation’s founding father who died 50 years ago Monday. Protecting him is the ultimate patriotic service for …

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