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Every trader can be just and fair

By FR. SHAY CULLEN, SSC October 06, 2019 FR. SHAY CULLEN, SSC In the dangerous southern island of Mindanao in the Philippine archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, martial law reigns. It is a place forbidden to non-Filipinos by many embassies. It is troubled with social and political unrest. Mindanao …

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Kudos to teachers

By JESUS JAY MIRANDA JR. OP October 06, 2019 JESUS JAY MIRANDA, OP Educators deserve recognition. It may sound cliché, but it’s better to err on the side of being repetitive than to gravely neglect how important teachers are in society. They bear with them the crucial duty of forming …

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FB challenges world’s central banks

By NEW WORLDS October 06, 2019 HENRY CHAN Super currency, backed by assets, currency pools, corporations, crypto V2.0 with muscle The announcement on June 18 by Facebook to launch a blockchain digital currency, Libra, in 2020 has opened the Pandora’s box on the current digital currency challenges to different national …

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How senators bypassed SC ban on ‘pork barrel’

By YEN MAKABENTA October 05, 2019 YEN MAKABENTA First word INSTEAD of being torn between the conflicting claims of the House of Representatives and the Senate concerning “pork” realignments or insertions in the 2020 budget, the nation should take guidance from the Supreme Court (SC) ruling, issued on Nov. 21, …

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Oscar Albayalde has no shame

By RAMON T. TULFO October 05, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO OSCAR Albayalde has the face of steel (read: He has no shame). The Philippine National Police (PNP) chief is under fire for a malfeasance he committed six years ago when he coddled his subordinates who sold crystal meth (shabu), which …

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The hazing in our minds

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS October 05, 2019 ANTONIO CONTRERAS THE death of Cdt. 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio has once again jarred our minds over the inhumanity of institutionalized violence. It is simply beyond the comprehension of many how an institution that is designed to train men and women who will protect …

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A conspiracy to destroy planet Earth?

By JAIME J. YAMBAO October 05, 2019 JAIME J. YAMBAO DONALD Trump, if he is not forgotten like a bad nightmare, will probably be remembered as the President Who Kept His Deadly Campaign Promises. Not that politicians are normally liars. Once in office, a political leader finds himself no longer …

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‘I am not supposed to be here’

By JOSEPH NOEL M. ESTRADA October 05, 2019 JOSEPH NOEL ESTRADA ON Sept. 11, 2019, I was supposed to be in a meeting of the Unified Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education Act (UniFAST) board, representing the chairman of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (Cocopea) in the morning …

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Program for a People’s Democratic Revolutionary Government

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE October 05, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE Last of two parts IN 1986, the national democratic revolution, under the leadership of Rodolfo Salas, alias Kumander Bilog, chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and of the Military Commission of the party’s central committee and New …

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