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‘Best bullet detector’

Letter to the Editor THE Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), already rated as the “world’s worst airport,” can now add “world’s best bullet detector” among its many fiascos. Migrante condemn in strongest terms the injustice, inconvenience and impunity hounding Naia as another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) fell victim to the ...

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From worst airport to best bullet detector

Letter to the Editor THE Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), already rated as the “world’s worst airport,” can now add “world’s best bullet detector” among its many fiascos. Migrante condemn in strongest terms the injustice, inconvenience and impunity hounding Naia as another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) fell victim to the ...

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Oro’s ‘NPAs’

Letter to the Editor CITY hall is awash with non-performing assets who are either Dongkoy’s avid dogs or members of Oca’s Department of No Work. Just keep watch at the city hall canteen and you will find these employees either smoking cigarettes, chatting, eating, engaging in small talk, or just ...

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Why I’m running for senator

WITH distinct pride and honor, I filed my COC for senator with the Comelec Manila last 16 October 2015 together with former ambassador and incumbent OFW Family Club partylist Congressman Roy Seneres who is running for President.  Our party is the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka. In a chance meeting ...

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At the crossroads again

WE are again at the crossroads when we are to make choices about the future of our city. More than a decade ago, we convened ourselves to discern who could best lead and direct our city to a state we have been longing for, a progressive and orderly city,  a ...

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Compelling reasons

Jun Ledesma THERE are only three compelling reasons imaginable why Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte owes it to his countrymen to run for President. It is not the one billion-purse that some businessmen are offering, not the throng of people that assembled in Luneta, and definitely not his friends and his ...

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Red-baiting of schools

BAYAN MUNA partylist strongly condemned  the military-backed closure order of a lumad school by a village chief in Kitaotao, Bukidnon. The Fr. Fausto Tentorio Memorial School in Barangay White Culaman in Kitaotao town, Bukidnon  was ordered closed in October by Barangay Captain Felipe Cabugnason because of alleged ties with the ...

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We want to speak, hear us

Here is an open letter by Michelle Campos, Alcadev graduate and daughter of Dionel Campos, chairperson of Mapasu to Solita Monsod in response to her article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Sept. 19, titled “Who is exploiting the Lumad.”) YOU are very fortunate to live in Manila, and you ...

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Martial law lives on

By Edre Olalia, , Secretary General, National Union of People’s Lawyers WHAT is wrong with the legal system, particularly with respect to violations of civil and political rights? Why do extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, arbitrary and illegal arrests, strategic lawsuits against public participation (Slapp), red-tagging continue unabated, four decades after Martial ...

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On no-parking rules, and Rufus’s ‘wrong timing’

Evangeline T. Carrasco and Liberato Publico THIS concerns the comment of our distinguished colleague and highly respectable gentleman Atty. Egay Uy, our traffic consultant, in regard to the the “no parking signs” that have prevented vehicle owners from parking at or near the Divisoria, Velez, and other nearby streets. We ...

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