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Food and policy

By FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO October 16, 2019 FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO THE Cagayan State University, led by its president, Urdujah Alvardo Tejada, hosts the first ever International Conference on Food and Economic Security and Environmental Sustainability. For this ambitious venture, it has partnered with the Southeast Asian Regional Center …

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IT governance in govt offices: Reality or not?

By NELSON CELIS, TMT October 16, 2019 NELSON CELIS Second of three parts THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) underwent three major strategic planning exercises. The first was in 1992 and it was called Operation Modernization and Excellence (Modex). The modernization of the electoral process was identified as one of the …

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Losers and winners

By MARLEN V. RONQUILLO October 16, 2019 MARLEN V. RONQUILLO WHO are society’s losers? This is probably the easiest question to answer in this sad country of ours. First, the workers. This word sums up the state of the Filipino workingman: prostrate. The workingman has been chained to a life …

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Duterte Doctrine and the generals

By LITO MONICO C. LORENZANA October 16, 2019 LITO MONICO C. LORENZANA THESE past weeks, the airwaves have been dominated by the spectacle generated by the Senate blue ribbon committee hearings that started with the Bureau of Corrections’ (BuCor) Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) anomalies, then segued into the illegal …

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Some polite, some brash

By EI SUN OH October 16, 2019 EI SUN OH LAST week I started to discuss the similarities and differences between the British and American political systems that often have a direct bearing on some of their former colonies, which inherited such systems — for example, Malaysia and the Philippines, …

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Peacekeeping is on the ropes, again

By INGMING ABERIA October 16, 2019 INGMING ABERIA AT the United Nations, questions about who is going to keep the peace resurface. As coffers dry up due to non-payment of dues by at least one-third of its member states, the UN’s ability to maintain its workforce and help keep world …

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Albayalde is now hounded by his dark past

By RAMON T. TULFO October 15, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO THE dark past of Oscar Albayalde, the beleaguered chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), is slowly unraveling. I talked with a retired police general, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1972 about This retired general told …

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Absurd and unscientific

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS October 15, 2019 ANTONIO CONTRERAS Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo accepted the challenge and immersed himself in the misery and agony of enduring what many ordinary Filipinos have to go through. In social science research, we call this methodology participant observation. It is a data-gathering method used by …

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