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Only because I received so much

Karl Gaspar “HAPPY are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true!” I take to heart these words of Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens. Half a century ago I was one of around 40 young boys finishing high school, who began to dream ...

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Reign of terror

Letter SINCE the Duterte government launched its aggressive war against illegal drugs, more than 8,000 people mostly poor drug users, peddlers and small-scale dealers have already been killed. Thousands more have surrendered and are in the process of being rehabilitated. Others have gone back to their old ways, only to ...

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2019

Netnet Camomot THE first “Blade Runner” was released in 1982. All I remember of it was, it was dark. Hardly any sun in its scenes. It’s a futuristic movie set in the year 2019, which would be 37 years later if you were watching it in 1982. In 1982, I ...

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Winners are losers

Rhona Canoy …. SINCE nobody is perfect, I must come to terms with the occasional stalling of my usually optimistic nature. And I suppose it’s about that time of year when I reach my frustration point with all the kids and parents but this time around I’m trying my darnedest ...

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Fake news or fake public service

Ian Alfredo Magno HASN’T the web already been swamped with false bulletins and dispatches the moment Internet came into being several decades ago?  Then, what is this recent hullabaloo on a national scale regarding fake news all about? What for and what’s new? If the objective of the investigation (in ...

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Barefaced lying

Letters THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls out Rey Joseph Nieto for attempting to resurrect his utterly discredited accusation against our colleague Jes Aznar during the hearing by the Senate committee on public information and mass media into fake news on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Early in his ...

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Pretending to be friends

Erick San Juan IS there no one minding the store? This is the general perception now being felt by the ordinary Juan dela Cruz who is once part of the diminishing middle class. Why is this so? There seems to be an ongoing demolition job to topple the present administration. ...

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Spider entangled in its web

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental — Ombudsman Conchita Morales- Carpio said it well:  if the President has nothing to hide, then he has nothing to fear. Amazingly, the President now acts like he is rabidly gripped by fear. He betrayed his dread when he ranted and angrily announced that he ...

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Token commitments

Cristina Palabay IN reaction to presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella’s statements regarding calls for the removal of the Philippines at the UN Human Rights Council,, if the Duterte administration continues to desperately dismiss the existence of extrajudicial killings and other rights violations, despite overwhelming reports from human rights and people’s organizations ...

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Census on PH Muslims

Noor Saada I BUMPED into Abubakar Asaad at the Naia Terminal 3 several weeks ago. He is a respected Sama professor who spent sometime in the University of the Philippines before joining the newly organized Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as a provincial director. As I was doing on-call consultancy for ...

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