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New Japanese emperor looks to match father

By ASSOCIATED PRESS May 03, 2019 JAPAN: When Crown Prince Naruhito on Wednesday becomes, by official Japanese count, the 126th person to occupy the Chrysanthemum Throne since 660 B.C., he will be ceremonially armed with the glittering, ancient imperial regalia of sword and jewel. Beyond the material trappings that accompany …

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May 13 election is a battle for the nation’s future

By YEN MAKABENTA May 02, 2019 YEN MAKABENTA First word DON’T be deceived by the lack of drama and intensity in the ongoing election campaign. The May 13 midterm election is more consequential than many of us realize. It will be far-reaching in its impact, and more significant than the …

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Why Filipinos back Duterte and his candidates

By RICARDO SALUDO May 02, 2019 RICARDO SALUDO “ONLY people with low-level IQ and without personal principles will continue to support this rogue president.” That’s the opinion attributed to one Rene Bustamante of Bacolod City in a message going around social media. (Apologies to him if the line isn’t his.) …

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Cebu Pacific should not be allowed to fly

By RAMON T. TULFO May 02, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO THE planes of Cebu Pacific, the country’s budget airline, should not be allowed to fly until the airline improves its service. The airline has announced flight cancellations in fully booked routes from Manila to Legazpi, Tacloban, Davao, Bacolod, Zamboanga, Iloilo, …

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Playing the racism card

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS May 02, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS MANY loyal Duterte supporters have leveled up their attacks on critics of China. They are now playing the racist card by accusing the latter of xenophobia. But while it is easy to accuse anyone who uses race or ethnicity as a …

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Security by design

By ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. May 02, 2019 FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. WE will once again be electing our government officials. We can expect stricter security measures to be implemented in thousands of cities and precincts against possible election-related violence. Police will be on guard to ensure the safety …

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Inculcating the Cipag attributes

By JOEL L. AN-TORRE May 02, 2019 JOEL L. TAN-TORRE Last of 2 parts THE accountancy profession continues to undergo changes and developments. What are known now will be obsolete in a few years, if not months. As such, the legal and professional requirement for CPAs to comply with the …

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Olongapo is dead

By ROLLY G. REYES May 02, 2019 ROLLY G. REYES THE Olongapo I remember was a model city known for its growth, tranquility and as a premium real estate to live in. Harmony reigned supreme as its people kept the streets clean, enjoyed snappy service from the city government, and …

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US govt funding for anti-Duterte media: P74M

By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO May 01, 2019 RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO Rappler – P180M from ‘private’ entities THE four internet-only media firms that have been stridently critical of President Duterte’s administration have received at least P74 million in funds from the US government, through its US Agency for International Development (AID). …

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