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Raising civic conscousness and growing political maturity

Manny Valdehuesa . THE federalism advocates should have started with the people, not with their unilateral advocacy that it is the system the country needs. But it seems they just wanted to cash in on it, which is why the real people, the ones who constitute the dynamo of government, ...

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Serving the Bangsamoro

By Mohammad Muktadir Ahmad Estrella Mindanews . IT was a typical day in a big Manila law firm: on the first floor, you would find docket human resources diligently speeding up to file the pleadings and motions before the courts on time; at their respective work stations, you would find ...

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Many still unaware of proposed federal constitution

Batas Mauricio . I REALIZED that scores of Filipinos are as yet totally unaware of what the proposed federal constitution contains. Because of this, we are starting here today a regular forum by which the different provisions of the proposed constitution could be discussed. We will do this public service ...

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How to protect human lives

Elson Elizaga . MGA ka-DDS, we are happy to announce that the government has revised the bill of rights to protect and preserve human lives: Section 1. Any person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, and any person shall be denied the equal ...

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Politics at the crossroads

Perry Diaz . FOR the second time since 2001, former president and now speaker of the House of Representatives Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo staged a coup d’état. The first was on Jan. 20, 2001 when then vice president Arroyo took over the presidency after then president Joseph “Erap” Estrada was ousted by ...

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Rest in peace, Anak-Baryo

Egay Uy . WE lost another original Anak-Baryo member – rest in peace, Hamelton “Puto” Bullercer.  Puto was the serious clown of Anak-Baryo.  Serious in the sense that he meant what he said and a clown because he made a lot of people laugh with his antics which he must ...

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17 going on 70

Netnet Camomot . PRESIDENT President Rody Duterte is 73 years old and he’s not alone in his age-defying moments as other politicians are also way up there in their respective family trees: former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) is 71, former President and now Manila Mayor Erap ...

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There and later

Rhona Canoy . SO… In the past few months, I have had to say goodbye to a number of lifetime friends who have passed away. And, I suppose like everyone else, these events give me pause to consider the value of my time spent here on earth. In truth, there ...

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MDR is free

Ian Alfredo Magno . IN view of reported misrepresentations allegedly perpetrated by certain individuals and entities who misuse, abuse, misrepresent and thus usurp the functions of Philhealth as an office, Philhealth Regional Office-10 regional vice president and concurrent area vice president for Mindanao Datu Masiding M. Alonto Jr. issued Advisory ...

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One-sided left

Ben Contreras . IT’S easier to have compassion for the poor and the oppressed than for a rich man in distress. That is why when I was told about a fact-finding gathering to talk and investigate acts committed by those in the government against the poor, I did not hesitate ...

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