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Peddled falsities

IT was certainly easy for officials of US Customs and Border Protection to deny knowledge of my harrowing experience in the hands of their agents, just as how easily they, together with officers of the US Homeland Security, have denied all my pleas for respect and recognition of my rights ...

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Behind my closet

By Khayriyyah Faykha Alonto Ala Mindanao State University Senior High School . GROWING up watching Monster Inc. I feared closing my closet because my crazy imagination would scare me thinking that if I open it there would be a monster inside it. But remembering the fantasy Narnia, my guts would ...

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Ombudsman Bello?

Herbie Gomez . PRESIDENT Duterte would need to seriously think about who the next ombudsman would be if he is really serious about his anti-corruption campaign. He will be on the right track if he chooses a person who knows the job and who has a track record of being ...

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For Inang Bayan, I dissent

By Jhoanna Lynn Cruz Mindanews . MY Mother’s Day this year came and went with mixed emotions. Part of me commiserated with my friend, filmmaker Coreen Jimenez who lamented in a Facebook post: “Boycott na ’ko sa Mother’s Day para makidalamhati sa ating Inang Bayan.” Like her, I didn’t see ...

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‘Disenteng opinyon’

Egay Uy . A DECENT or disenteng opinion is one that does not delve on personalities but focuses on issues. It is an opinion that discusses the merits and demerits of an issue without regard as to who has taken which side of the story. An opinion that conforms to ...

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‘No approved therapeutic claims’

Netnet Camomot . COMMISSIONS for government projects are supposed to be offered even if not requested. That’s probably why it’s called SOP or standard operating procedure if we’re talking about business manuals. Once the politician embraces the SOP offer with all his heart, he can’t look back anymore. He will ...

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Money always talks

Rhona Canoy . SO… In the bloody aftermath of the latest barangay elections, everyone is a political analyst with opinions which are nothing new. The general assumption being that winners were those who spent the most. This goes for Sangguniang Kabataan victors as well. And everyone accepts this as the ...

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Angara, the father of Philhealth

Ian Alfredo Magno . NEWS about former Senate President Edgardo Angara spread like wildfire after the latter succumbed to a sudden heart attack on May 13, 2018.  The late senator was famously known as the founder of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz (Accra) Law Firm, which became the ...

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A weirdo called quo warranto

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City – When the word quo warranto first came into our consciousness — thanks to Solicitor General Jose Calida — it seemed harmless. This is as regards to the then Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. I for one wondered about this. Is this an ...

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With the elections over, what to do? (3)

Manny Valdehuesa . Third part THERE’S a task that barangay folks shouldn’t overlook: To make sure that their barangay  has an Annual Investment Plan, which is an important companion to the Comprehensive Multisectoral Development Plan earlier discussed. Concerned barangay citizens should make sure that this Annual Investment Plan is a ...

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