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Procedurally illegal

Ruffy Magbanua A VOLUNTEER watchdog in the campaign against corruption in government has called for a Senate inquiry on the reported irregularities spawned by the conjugal greed of the Energy Regulatory Commission and the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines. The complaint stemmed from the ERC approval on the rate application ...

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The other side of fear

Netnet Camomot SO, it’s the designated smoking area and not simply any open space. Much like drugs—there’s a “designated” area where users can hide, and that’s exactly the cause of their capture once surveillance has proven the place is, uh, “designated.” But smoking and drugs are not the same—the former ...

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Duterte on Faeldon

Batas Mauricio MEDIA seems to be the one being blamed once again for the clearly flip-flopping reports on what President Duterte is truly thinking about the P6.4-billion shabu scandal at the Bureau of Customs. This is on account of the conflicting reports about what the President truly feels about Customs ...

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Why mobilize the Ulama?

Noor Saada First of two parts ZAMBOANGA City–In a news clip coming out of the Marawi Siege, a group of people was able to touch base with the Maute group. In an ongoing siege, one way to end it is to establish communication between opposing groups to explore options for ...

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Let’s be cheerful givers

Fr. Roy Cimagala LET’S be cheerful givers as much as we can, because according to St. Paul, God loves them. In whatever we do or give, we should do so without sadness or compulsion, he said. (cfr 2 Cor 9,6-7) Things have to be done freely. “Freely you have received, ...

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War on drugs: No end in sight

Erick  San Juan THE “war on drugs” is very much on the table in the present administration’s future goals just like in the first State of the Nation Address of President Rody Duterte. Like what PRRD has been emphasizing, the illegal drug flourished during the past administrations, and international drug ...

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Early history of Camiguin

A.Paulita Roa CAMIGUIN was well known among the ancient inhabitants of this country. The island’s was referred to as “Camigui,” “Camiguing” and “Camiguenen” by early Spanish and Portuguese chroniclers. There is another Camiguin island that is located on the northernmost part of Luzon. Not much is known of it even ...

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Why mobilize the Ulama?

By Noor Saada Mindanews First of two parts ZAMBOANGA City–In a news clip coming out of the Marawi Siege, a group of people was able to touch base with the Maute group. In an ongoing siege, one way to end it is to establish communication between opposing groups to explore ...

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Are some Eagles untouchables?

Ben Contreras CRITICS of President Rodrigo R. Duterte finally got what they’ve been wanting for–the big fish. They once asked: “Why only the small ones, the ordinary folks, the poor, etc.?” I don’t think it was about PRRD’s critics thirsting for more blood. It’s all about taunting our President. PRRD’s ...

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Probe customs officials, too

Batas Mauricio SO, are we being led to forget that some P6 billion worth of shabu — whose sale, distribution, and use among Filipinos in every nook and cranny of the Philippines catapulted a mere city mayor to the presidency of the country in 2016 — actually was allowed to ...

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