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Beyond partisan lenses

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS September 26, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS MARTIAL Law was such a complex and emotional period in our country’s history. Last September 21, the country marked the 47th year of its declaration. And once again, our discursive landscape was littered by “never again” posts by those who harbor …

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Getting ready for the scary years ahead in Asia

By RICARDO SALUDO September 26, 2019 RICARDO SALUDO WHAT rising risks does Asia face? Let us count the threats. First, the regional economy. War rumblings between Saudi Arabia and Iran, ignited by drone assaults that halved Saudi oil output, may kick up global crude prices even more than the 10 …

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Global model cities

By ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. September 26, 2019 FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. Design is a response to social change. — George Nelson AROUND the world, cities have been recognized for setting benchmarks and initiatives that improve the quality of life of people and the environment. Leaders in the public …

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The Ombudsman’s crusade

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO September 25, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO HARDLY anyone welcomes receiving an order from the Ombudsman — after all, most of the time, it is an order to file a counter-affidavit to some complaint, or to rebut some charge or complaint. From the time the …

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Deaths of poverty, deaths of despair

By MARLEN V. RONQUILLO September 25, 2019 MARLEN V. RONQUILLO THE death from dengue complications of an eight-grader at a school for the children of the elite was so extraordinary that it consumed much of the discussion of the schools parents-teachers council for weeks. Questions were asked. Was not the …

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Antidote to an unraveling presidency

By LITO MONICO C. LORENZANA September 25, 2019 LITO MONICO C. LORENZANA MY column last week was inundated with comments personally messaged (PM) to me. There were some impudent statements in Facebook, Viber and Messenger describing this government and the Deegong himself in colorful language not fit for publication in …

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Hazy times, fuzzy will

By EI SUN OH September 25, 2019 EI SUN OH IT’s that time of year again, when haze once again envelops Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Schools had to declare emergency holidays as particulate levels in the air reached new heights, giving rise to concerns that young children’s health may be …

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Even a fool would know

By INGMING ABERIA September 25, 2019 INGMING ABERIA MY love for you is obvious, says an Air Supply song, that even a fool would know. The government’s resolve to clean government, kill criminality and move the country to First World status is clear as daylight, suggests the satisfaction rating surveys, …

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