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The judgment of history

By MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA October 12, 2019 MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA THE Pied Piper of Manila is dead. Love him or hate him, people agree that when Carlos Celdran, who died in Madrid last Tuesday, walked the streets of Manila to tell its stories, the city became ever more colorful. And …

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Duterte ushers in a new era: An independent foreign policy

By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO October 11, 2019 RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO PRESIDENT Duterte’s official trip last week to Russia combined with his two visits to China — both adversaries to the US in different degrees at different times and different spheres — marks the dawning of a new era for our …

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MPBL, Amalia, Liz and JVO

By RENE SAGUISAG October 11, 2019 RENE SAGUISAG SAD to see that some Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) squads are in dire financial straits. The Philippine Daily Inquirer last Sunday reported that, enjoying a career renaissance, former Ateneo star Jai Reyes was faced with a dilemma — whether or not …

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Carlos Celdran

By MA. ISABEL ONGPIN October 11, 2019 MA. ISABEL ONGPIN IT is untimely to pass away at 47 as Carlos Celdran did in Madrid last October 8. It is hard to imagine the hyper personality that he was — talking, moving, yelling, gesticulating — now gone. And we have lost …

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Finding hope

By GAB MEJIA October 11, 2019 GAB MEJIA IT was in a single room filled with simple white chairs, upon the faces of a hundred students in which I saw hope. “Finding Hope through the Arts” was the theme we were asked to talk about last Tuesday in one of …

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Organization metaphors

By TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON October 11, 2019 TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON VARIOUS perspectives on organizations can be gained by using metaphors to describe them. A familiar one is likening one’s university to a family, affixing “family” after the university’s name. This is very Filipino, since the first of our four major values, besides …

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Ménage à quatre: On PH-Russia relations

By KATRINA QUIROLGICO October 11, 2019 KATRINA QUIROLGICO IT is a well-known fact in diplomatic circles that only the most nuanced of diplomats make it to Moscow. A posting to Russia is no easy feat. On Sunday, President Duterte returned from his five-day sojourn to Russia, marking the second state …

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Trump’s Syria move gets quick, negative results

By ASSOCIATED PRESS October 11, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US must escape the “Endless Wars” in the Middle East, President Donald Trump repeatedly declares. Mission accomplished, at least in the shortest of short terms. When on Wednesday Turkey attacked the Kurds, America’s longtime battlefield allies, US troops had evacuated from …

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Albayalde’s guilt clear as daylight

By RAMON T. TULFO October 10, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO GEN. Oscar Albayalde, the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, is not yet off the hook even if President Digong, his commander in chief, said he is “presumed innocent.” The President, a former state prosecutor, was just making a motherhood statement. …

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Rice industry competitiveness is attainable

By DR. WILLIAM DAR October 10, 2019 DR. WILLIAM DAR First of two parts One of the very first statements I made after I was appointed Acting Agriculture Secretary in early August was about the importance of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Program (RCEP). I even called it the “Flagship Program” …

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