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A good name is a jewel

By RENE SAGUISAG May 24, 2019 RENE SAGUISAG “HE who steals my purse steals trash but he who filches my good name robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed,” wrote Shakespeare in “Othello,” saying that a good name is the “immediate jewel of [our] …

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Comelec is not user friendly

By MA. ISABEL ONGPIN May 24, 2019 MA. ISABEL ONGPIN THIS is my wish list for Comelec: Please be more pro-active than reactive in your constitutional duty to assure clean elections. As an independent constitutional body with quasi-judicial functions, should you not demand a better electoral law regarding premature campaigning …

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Academic writing in graduate school

By TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON May 24, 2019 TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON Part 1 – State of academic writing ACADEMIC writing in graduate school is far different from that of the undergraduate. It demands a variety of writing types and needs a set of writing skills. As a form of communication, it is mostly …

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In future elections, let’s stop using Smartmatic

By RICARDO SALUDO May 23, 2019 RICARDO SALUDO UNLESS we want to institutionalize doubt- and dispute-plagued computerized elections, the nation should stop using automated vote counting machines (VCMs). In all four automated national elections since 2010, grave doubts and questions arose in VCM use and canvassing, which even tech-savvy experts …

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Let’s accept China’s hand of friendship

By RAMON T. TULFO May 23, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO IN the busyness and confusion of the election period, the public forgot to take notice of the exposè in this space of the human trafficking syndicate that is using the country’s airports as entry and exit points. The human trafficking …

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Political lessons from the ‘Game of Thrones’

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS May 23, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS FOR a while, I saw the politics of many diehard Duterte supporters, aka DDS, in the last two episodes of the HBO mega-epic “Game of Thrones.” The similarity is in the desire to obliterate the enemy, and to wipe out every …

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Planning initiatives for Laguna Lake

By ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. May 23, 2019 FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. Part 2 OUR aspiration to save Laguna Lake has been reignited. Last week, Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) invited to a meeting myself and representatives from the Laguna Lake Development …

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