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Why not just outlaw marriages, Mr. Speaker?

Batas Mauricio IF the objective of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez Jr. in his proposed law seeking to speed up the annulment of marriages in the Philippines is to allegedly help people who are having problems with their spouses, I think I have a better suggestion for him and his allies ...

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Toothless and blind

Rhona Canoy SO… The city was shocked by the killing of Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, president of USTP, earlier this week. In and of itself, the crime appeared to be well-planned and heartless. And cold, surely cold. A friend asked me to write about it, but it is difficult to write ...

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Wonderful Sam

Ian Alfredo Magno IN the natural course of life, it is the younger generation which buries the old who crossover to the other dimension of existence, after death. In that respect, every death is unsurprisingly hurting to the loved ones left to mourn behind.  Nonetheless, such pain is not as ...

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Weaving peace

Noor Saada ZAMBOANGA City–When I learned that I would be recipient of this award (Peace Weaver award), I kept asking myself — what have I done? What have I done to deserve this? The phrase “Peace Weavers” kept running in my mind. I thought peace is what I want to ...

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Inclusive society

Ike Señeres A United Nations Organization (UNO) document defines social inclusion as “a process by which efforts are made to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of their background, so that they can achieve their full potential in life”. I would surmise that one way or the other; these words ...

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Blaming Aquino for the dengue vaccination program

Elson Elizaga / JUST one day after Sanofi Pasteur issued a health warning to its own product Dengvaxia, some people blamed the past president, Benigno Aquino III, for the botched dengue vaccination program. One critic alleged that Aquino is now responsible for an impending massacre of 700,000 students who have ...

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On hypertension

Ric Maulion TIME is fleeting as the wind, and Christmas is already in the air. It’s less than a month more to go before real celebration happens. But let’s accept  that our love for eating meat has been there and part of  our Filipino cuisine even before we start observing ...

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XUHS 4-Gold Class 1970

Egay Uy THE fourth year Gold section of the XUHS Class 1970 held a surprise reunion of us senior citizens and our spouses on Sunday, Dec. 3.  The night was full of nostalgic music by the XU Philharmonia (did not get the right name though) whose violinists were versatile and ...

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Ending the bloodline?

Batas Mauricio THERE are questions that need to be answered  by the Food and Drugs Administration, by the Department of Health, and even by former President Noynoy Aquino, on the raging issue of Dengvaxia. What, really, is the reason why they permitted the vaccination of young Filipino students with a ...

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Wonder Woman

Netnet Camomot THE weighing scale groans the moment I wake up—Oh, no, here she is again! And, as of yesterday morning, that scale said I lost .2 pound. No, not two pounds. Take note of the decimal point before “2.” It’s a teeny weeny fraction but at least I didn’t ...

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