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Prosecuted or persecuted?

Perry Diaz . WITH an impressive –if not controversial – résumé, Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV has ridden a high-speed “roller coaster” all his adult life.  Several times he reached rock bottom and several times he reached the high point of his life: from a naval lieutenant to a mutineer ...

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Spiraling prices

Egay Uy . THE skyrocketing prices of prime commodities and basic necessities have always been a subject of complaints from end-users because we get to bear the burden, not only of the margins dictated by wholesalers and retailers but by the impact of taxes. Of late, the city price coordinating ...

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No filter

Netnet Camomot . WHEN the clock was about to strike 12 on Dec. 31, 2017 for the New Year, there was the Pinoy basking in the glory of having bought a pickup truck before the excise tax could increase car prices the morning after — only to learn later that ...

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Simply appalling

Cong Corrales . “The masses are not bound to society by their shared values but by coercion at the hands of those in power.” – Margaret L. Andersen, on conflict theory, Sociology: The Essentials, p21   IT is quite appalling to see how we, as a people, have come to ...

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Truth liberates

By CAROLINA PERALTA Mindanews . NEW YORK  — A year ago, I wrote the this piece during the height of the Marawi siege. With the recent bombings in Sultan Kudarat, truth is no farther than it was. This is my answer to one of the posts I read. Times are ...

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On the rice issue

Ben Contreras . NATIONAL Food Authority (NFA) has been through many names since the time of President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Through the decades, Mr. Edgar Bentulan rose from the ranks and held different positions until he retired as regional director in 2015. Following, “Rice issue used to undermine DU30,” is ...

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Data-driven decisions

Ike Señeres . GOING back to the basics, information is one way and communications is two way. Information is processed data and so therefore in theory, there could be no information if there is no data. Originally, voice, text and data are the services that go through the telecommunications carriers, ...

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Another simple solution

Elson T. Elizaga . SO, now that they have found the “lost” amnesty papers of senator Antonio Trillanes IV, they’ve resorted to plan B. They’re now saying it’s void from the beginning because it was not signed by then president Benigno Aquino III. It’s a simple matter really and I ...

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Duterte, according to Roque

Jude Josue Sabio . DUTERTE is a “self-professed murderer.” This was what Harry Rogue uttered before he became Duterte’s spokesman. Don’t vote for him because the right to life is the most important — that was Roque’s rebuke of Duterte. These utterances were consistent with what Matobato and Lascanas said ...

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Consumers are suffocating

Egay Uy . HOW costly is electricity now? You may not have noticed it but the reason your electric bills may have increased lately is that the electric rate per kilowatthour is now P13 – trese pesos kada kilowatthour! Time was when electric rates were at P6 or P7 per ...

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