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Which is worse, being tanga or corrupt?

By RAMON T. TULFO September 10, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO I AGREE with Sen. Dick Gordon’s advice to President Digong to be careful about prematurely clearing dismissed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Nicanor Faeldon of any wrongdoing as it might be misunderstood by the public. There was no logic in …

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Blame a negligent Congress

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS September 10, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS IT is easy to blame the implementing agencies, particularly if that agency is the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) where there have been reported cases of bribery as a requisite for inmates to enjoy some liberties, which recent allegations that surfaced in …

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In the public interest

By MA. LOURDES TIQUIA, TMT September 10, 2019 MA. LOURDES TIQUIA IT used to be that the crème de la crème and the best of the best end up in public service. For the Isko and Iska, public service was payback time; for others, it was a career path. When …

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China: The challenges of Hong Kong and Taiwan

By FRANK CHING September 10, 2019 FRANK CHING TWENTY-two years ago, when Hong Kong became part of China, the former British colony’s relationship with Taiwan became part of China’s cross-straits relationship. Thus, when the pro-independence politician Chen Shui-bian became president of Taiwan in 2000, China’s fury was felt in Hong …

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Good conduct time allowance

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO September 09, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO PRISON was never meant to be an underworld — some realm of the damned. Sure, it is punishment, but it should also provide the space for renewal. Offenders are not refuse, and prison is the recognition that it …

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Keeping ‘checks and balances’ in check

By TITA VALDERAMA September 09, 2019 TITA C. VALDERAMA IN less than five minutes, the proposed P8.2-billion budget for the Office of the President (OP) for 2020 breezed through the House Committee on Appropriations last Friday. It took the Office of the Vice President (OVP) 24 minutes to present its …

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The enduring agony of the Chiong case

By MARIT STINUS-CABUGON September 09, 2019 MARIT STINUS-CABUGON THE fiasco concerning the early release of some persons convicted of heinous crimes has again put the spotlight on the Chiong case. Esquire magazine, in a 2018 article by Nicai de Guzman entitled “Twenty Years Later, the Chiong Sisters’ Murder is Still …

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Travel clearance and public charge

By CRISPIN R. ARANDA September 09, 2019 CRISPIN R. ARANDA IF you are a green card holder, do you still need a visa to travel to Canada? Conversely, if you are a permanent resident of Canada, do you need a B-1/B-2 visa to travel to the United States? Then, if …

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Returning a policy and getting a full refund

By RANDY B. ESCOLANGO September 09, 2019 RANDY B. ESCOLANGO WHEN buying personal items and property, people usually devote a certain amount of time in deciding whether to proceed with the purchase or not. They might need some time to check whether the item they want to buy and the …

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