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Of tidings and thanks       

IT’S THE SMALL THINGS By ALEX M. EDUQUE Alex Eduque Last week, in the spirit of celebrating Thanksgiving, I said that I would share some of the blessings – both big and small – I am most thankful for. And while I would never be able to talk about every …

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President  threatens  arrests over water  contracts

President Duterte was in a fighting mood last Tuesday. He said the two water concessionaires – Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services – have been “screwing” the Filipino people with the concession deals they signed with the government “milking” Filipinos by the billions of pesos. They were strong words from …

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Defense of our country should be compulsory, not optional

By The Manila Times August 27, 2019 IT is appropriate and laudable that during yesterday’s commemoration of National Heroes Day, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana seized the opportunity to extol the importance of reviving the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program as a means to instill patriotism among our youth. The …

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Talking points with China

By The Manila Times August 25, 2019 We support the decision to include the disputed territories issue in the agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to China later this month. As of press time, Mr. Duterte is expected to bring up this sensitive topic with his Chinese counterpart, …

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Govt must faithfully carry out ruling on IRA

By The Manila Times August 24, 2019 OFFICIALS of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) should be reminded of the old adage, “When you point a finger at someone, three of them are pointing back at you.” In a hearing on the proposed 2020 national budget at the House of …

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Guanzon-Cardema row needs facts and stricter media coverage

By The Manila Times August 23, 2019 THE noisy row between Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon and former National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema would not be so unpleasant to behold if the protagonists would at least offer substantiation in the controversy, or shine a light on an …

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