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‘Rebolusyon sa inyong baga’

Cong Corrales “There is no natural, spontaneous process to prevent destabilizing, inegalitarian forces from prevailing permanently.” – Thomas Piketty, The New Yorker   THIS administration and its minions have been bandying about lately the word “revolution” and its adjective form “revolutionary” like it is some kind of magic wand which ...

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On revolutionary government

Batas Mauricio CAN President Duterte declare a revolutionary government? Yes, he can. Is there any law that governs the declaration of a revolutionary government in the Philippines? There is none. What is the requirement for a president–or anyone in the Philippines, for that matter–to declare a revolutionary government? First and ...

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In matters of opinion

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE have to play it cool when we discuss matters of opinion. These, in the first place, are views that are hardly based on absolute truths of faith and dogmas. They are more expressions of one’s preferences and tastes, and therefore we should expect a wide spectrum ...

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Fighting back vs neo-liberal policies

Letters WE, teaching and non-teaching personnel under the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), salute the public servants of France who took the streets around the country to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies. They are protesting policies on wage freeze, axing 120,000 jobs in the public sector over the next ...

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Autonomy must be guaranteed

Michael Henry Yusingco A FEDERAL government structure is characterized by constitutionally guaranteed “self-rule” and “shared rule” mechanisms. The form of government could be presidential, semi-presidential or parliamentary, bi-cameral or unicameral, but for the governance structure to be truly federal, the autonomy of the subnational level of government must be self-evident ...

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The ones truly insane

Batas Mauricio NOW that the campaign against illegal drugs under the Duterte government has been taken away from the Philippine National Police, we are being told that our police force, according to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, would now focus their energies on murderers who are called “riding ...

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Multi-dimensional world order

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE cannot deny that the world today is evolving very fast and is creating a more complicated one, generating multi-dimensional and multi-level aspects that are increasingly challenging our capacities. I, for one, as a priest have to cope now with so many multiplying things that require and ...

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Define proper attire

Netnet Camomot IT’S already October, the second month of Pinas’ long and winding Christmas season, but you still wake up hot and it has nothing to do with early-morning s…, er, intimacy. And, no, it’s not hot flashes. Pagasa has warned there won’t be Brrrrr this Christmas. So, if last ...

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When the impossible becomes possible

Fr. Roy Cimagala THAT’S when we have full trust in God’s providence, his word and promises, the effectiveness of his redemptive mission, his abundant mercy, his wisdom and omnipotence and all the other, endless reasons that we can never account for. It’s really a matter of a living faith, a ...

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Fake news

Ike Señeres WIKIPEDIA defines news as information about current events, and Merriam Webster defines it as a report of recent events or previously unknown information. The common denominator between these two definitions is that news is information, except for the fact that it is new information. As it is generally ...

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