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Time to be vanguards of democracy

Letter . THE country’s highest court, with the help of President Rodrigo Duterte’s political minions, ousted Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice — a staunch critic of Duterte’s murderous war on drugs and progressing fascist and militaristic rule. The connivance of Duterte with his peers both in the Congress and ...

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Anne Curtis for President

Bencyrus Ellorin . NOW that the barangay election is over, let us start thinking about who will be the next president. Forget the 2019 midterm elections, that does not matter anymore. The barangay election is more intimate. It is about families, neighbors, childhood firends and teenage sweathearts who either band ...

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Goodbye, ex-senator Angara

Cesar Gorillo . FORMER senator Ed Angara had bid goodbye to this temporary world, but the legacy he had left can be felt by millions of Filipinos due to the many legislations he has conceptualized, authored and passed through Congress. The most significant of these is the Senior Citizens Law ...

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What about other Boracays?

Ric Maulion . WHAT fast unexpected development is unfolding right before our eyes in the island paradise of Boracay? I wrote about this in December. At least, the government is on immediate rescue mode operation due to the severity of sewerage problem polluting Boracay’s environment. The massive rehabilitation has been ...

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Quo warranto

Netnet Camomot . THE Pinoy learns something new every day. There was the Senate hearing in aid of legislation. Then, the LPA a.k.a. low pressure area. Now, there’s quo warranto. For the Pinoy who has not moved beyond the status quo, this latest term in his vocabulary can test his ...

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SC: Boracay lands still government-owned up to now

Batas Mauricio . DO you know the basis of President Duterte in announcing that after Boracay is all cleaned up he will give the island to the residents and the farmers there, and no longer to the rich businessmen and the others who somehow managed to secure titles or tax ...

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Imitate the Good Shepherd

Fr. Roy Cimagala . IF we truly want to be good Christians, we need to imitate Christ as the Good Shepherd. That is to say, that we have to learn to complicate our life to look for those who are lost. We just cannot be contented with taking care of ...

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Now that the elections are over, what to do? (1)

Manny Valdehuesa . “Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that is the first step toward attaining it.” –Henry David Thoreau, America’s first and foremost practitioner of the Power of One in an essay on “Civil Disobedience,” 1849.   AS the smoke of ...

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A time for ‘Epal’

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City–The “epal” was very much accepted. It was otherwise known as “campaign.” But has it ever really left us? Read on. There was a time when during the celebration of the country’s independence on a June 12, as  I passed the city public plaza, I would ...

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Plea after the ouster

Batas Mauricio . IN the face of conflicting sentiments occasioned by the ouster of Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by her fellow magistrates on Friday, I wish to make a plea to the part of the Filipino nation that still thinks before speaking any ...

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