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  • New things to learn

    New things to learn

    In a few days, millions of elementary and high school students from public and private schools will end their summer break and begin a new school year. There is a certain familiarity in all this. It’s the kind of event that children get excited about – a time when most of them reunite with old...
  • Riding on anger

    Riding on anger

    Just because people get used to certain inconveniences does not mean the urgency of addressing them is diminished. You don’t tell yourself to get used to your problems, after all. You do something about them. City commuters have again been complaining of the terrible service of the Metro Rail Transit 3,...
  • To be just

    To be just

    The House committee on justice this week voted 8-1 to pass a resolution urging  the Sandiganbayan to place former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on house arrest because of her deteriorating medical condition. Mrs. Arroyo has been detained at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center since December 2012 on...
  • Tourism and the environment

    Tourism and the environment

    The picturesque islands of Batanes province in northern Philippines must be feeling the heat. Sabtang Mayor Maxilindo Babalo fears his island, one of the three largest in Batanes, will soon be overwhelmed by the thousands of tourists visiting the popular place. Mayor Babalo is obviously aware of the...
  • Attributes of a leader

    Attributes of a leader

    Two top politicians have recently exchanged views on the attributes of an ideal candidate for president. Vice President Jejomar Binay said a president must have competence and experience. Inexperience would be costly to the country. In response to this, and probably because she felt alluded to, Senator Grace...

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New things to learn

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New things to learnIn a few days, millions of elementary and high school students from public and private schools will end their summer break and begin a new school year.

What’s he smoking?

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What’s he smoking?Sometimes, I really wonder if President Noynoy Aquino is just smoking regular, store-bought cigarettes. Because if there’s something more than nicotine in...

The Holy Spirit and Blessed Romero

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The Holy Spirit and Blessed RomeroThere is an old story about St. Augustine who one day was walking along the beach contemplating the mystery of the Trinity. Then he saw a boy in front of him who...

The rush to enact BBL

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The rush to enact BBLPEOPLE are wondering why President Aquino and his lackeys in Congress are hell bent on passing the constitutionally flawed Bangsamoro Basic Law by June 11. The...

Slim pickings

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Slim pickingsWho is your bet for the presidency in 2016? I have been asked this question quite a number of times in the last few weeks and my reaction has been the same...

The Senate may lawfully require a nationwide plebiscite on the BBL

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The Senate may lawfully require a nationwide plebiscite on the BBLAs approved by the House of Representatives at the committee level last week, the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) calls for its ratification in a regional...

What happened to TOKTEN and South-South

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What happened to TOKTEN and South-SouthThe last few decades of the twentieth century were a time of intellectual ferment within the United Nations, with new ideas and concepts giving rise to additions...

Everything that is wrong

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Everything that is wrongIT is no exaggeration to say that Senator Lito Lapid is a slow study.

Hijacking a republican state

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Hijacking a republican stateRufus Rodriquez used to be a respected name in legal academia: a law dean, an author of such seminal treatises as the book he wrote on the World Trade...

Spare Lobo from destruction

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Spare Lobo from destructionI have written a number of articles in this column about Lobo, that municipality in Batangas, with long stretches of beautiful beaches, pristine waters and...

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