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Digong’s recent trip to Hong Kong

RAMON T. TULFO I WAS in Hong Kong last weekend to campaign for candidate for senator Bong Go with the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the former Crown Colony. While there, I got invited, along with a handful of close friends, to celebrate the birthday of President Digong’s sweetheart, Honeylet …

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Springtime for crooks

MARLEN V. RONQUILLO DURING the peak of the impassioned display of outrage over the P10-billion Napoles scam in 2013, this I clearly remember. I wrote two columns on what would happen after the outrage shall have died down and the lynching calls from the so-called “civil society” shall have mellowed …

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The source code review findings

LITO AVERIA WHAT value does the review of the source code of the automated election system being done by representatives of political parties, citizens’ arms, and interested groups serve when the international certification entity, Pro V&V of Alabama, USA, engaged by the Commission on Election (Comelec), has already completed its …

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Toward a productive senatorial debate

FRANCISCO S. TATAD WE are now in the middle of a senatorial campaign and the voters must contend with a number of absurd and ridiculous things. The Commission on Elections has trimmed down the list of senatorial candidates from over a hundred to 62, from whom the voters are expected …

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The truth about Ressa and her vilification of Duterte

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO IF not for Maria Ressa and Rappler’s vilification campaign against President Duterte and the Philippines, and her success in getting foreign media entities to portray her as a heroine of press freedom, her journalism career would have crashed years ago. Ressa is therefore unlikely to give up …

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Tax amnesty cannot be one-sided

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has partially vetoed the tax amnesty law passed by the 17th Congress, particularly the provisions calling for a general tax amnesty of all unsettled tax obligations. The veto was made upon the recommendation of the Department of Finance (DoF) and announced by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd …

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Rappler’s attack on press freedom

ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS LIFE would have been simpler had Maria Ressa not lied about the registration papers of Rappler, had she fully and correctly paid her taxes, and practiced the due diligence expected of a journalist to always write balanced and not attack pieces. Had Rappler remained true to the …

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The right to a good name

FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO THERE is so much about freedom of expression and the right to a free press these days, and not enough, to my mind about the right to a good name — an implicit though crucial limitation to the right to free speech. In Oneself As Another, …

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My take on the taho-throwing incident

RAMON T. TULFO ZHANG Jiale, the Chinese student who threw taho (sweetened soybean curd) on a uniformed cop at a train station, does not represent the whole Mainland Chinese community in the country. Some people want to paint her as the symbol of what China thinks of the Philippines. However, …

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