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Robredo is running scared

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS October 19, 2019 ANTONIO CONTRERAS “IF upon examination of such ballots and proof, and after making reasonable allowances, the tribunal is convinced that, taking all circumstances into account, the protestant or counter-protestant, will most probably fail to make out his case, the protest may forthwith be dismissed.” …

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Toward a sea of peace, stability and prosperity

By AMBASSADOR JAIME S. BAUTISTA October 19, 2019 JAIME S. BAUTISTA I DISCUSS the status of our bilateral relations with China from the point of view of people-to-people relations. The Duterte administration has adopted a two-track policy of separating the discussion of sensitive issues from economic and other issues. With …

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Times shared with Pagcor’s top lady

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE October 19, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE THE determined crackdown on illegal online gaming being undertaken by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) interests me as much for the nature of the targeted culprits as for the person of the lady wielding the whip: Pagcor Chairman …

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Low-key Leyte Landing milestone

By MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA October 19, 2019 MICHAEL “XIAO” CHUA TOMORROW marks the 75th year of the Leyte Gulf Landing, which happened on Oct. 20, 1944. I saw the big celebration during its 50th year in 1994 and also the 70th in 2014, during which I was flown by Radio-TV …

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Some proposed legislation reflect poor quality of our lawmakers

By AL S. VITANGCOL 3RD October 19, 2019 AL S. VITANGCOL 3RD ILIGAN City Rep. Frederick Siao announced last weekend that he would be filing a bill, the proposed “Public Servants’ Commuting via Public Transport Act,” which seeks to require high-ranking government officials to commute using public transport every Monday. …

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Robredo: Our worst and most useless vice president ever

By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO October 18, 2019 RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO TO very clearly see why Leonor Robredo — the Yellow Cult’s last pathetic attempt to create a false idol — has been the Republic’s worst vice president, one just has to remember our past vice presidents. In comparison to these, …

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Democratizing the suffering?

By RENE SAGUISAG October 18, 2019 RENE SAGUISAG REQUIRING all public officials to take public transportation on Mondays, including elected national and cabinet officials, I don’t buy. Democratizing the suffering solves nothing, and may worsen everything. It won’t wash. I still do a little law practice — and suffer a …

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Beauty Is a Wound, a great Indonesian novel

By MA. ISABEL ONGPIN October 18, 2019 MA. ISABEL ONGPIN THE PEN Conference took place here about two weeks ago. I read that the Indonesian writer, Eka Kurniawan, had come for the conference. I would have been interested to meet him and hear him talk about his great epic novel, …

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Environmentalism is a right, not a privilege

By GAB MEJIA October 18, 2019 GAB MEJIA THE Philippines for more than a century since the independence of our archipelagic nation, our national government and political parties have never truly considered the environment as a national concern and priority in the drive for economic development. It was only a …

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