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The seven-hour glitch

Cong Corrales . “They’ll be asked nothing about their absurd justifications, born in the shadow of the total lie.” – Otto Rene Castillo, Apolitical Intellectuals WITH the President’s favored senatorial slate dominating the recently concluded midterm polls, many of this administration’s apologists interpret this phenomenon as validation of its supposed ...

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We demand transparency

THE 2019 midterm election is over. Elections should have been the chance of a people to shape their own destiny. Yet, our experience of elections, regarded as the most massive platform for public participation in governance, has sadly always been missing its point of target. The just concluded election is ...

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Our road ahead

Vinz Simon . A TREACHERY of the grandest order now unfolds as the election precincts closed – the Comelec’s transparency server has repeatedly held up and a dubious pattern has emerged from the election results. These extremely suspect developments stand on the shoulders of the military and police’s red-tagging and ...

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Focus on our ultimate goal

Fr. Roy Cimagala . “TEACH us how to live in this passing world with our heart set on the world that will never end.” This is part of a Eucharistic Preface for Lent which reminds us that we should have our focus on the ultimate goal of life without getting ...

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Smartphone ownership growing rapidly, but not always equally

MOBILE technology has spread rapidly around the globe, but a new Pew Research Center report finds the growth in mobile technology use to date has not been equal – either across nations or within them. People in advanced economies are more likely to have mobile phones – smartphones in particular ...

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Not just cold numbers

Uriel Quilinguing . ONE can never go wrong with real numbers in mind; data that are vital for those involved in policy formulation and decision-making. Without them, one would be courting disaster to happen due to decisions gone wrong, an action triggered either by impulse or mere intuition. The data ...

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Restoring the sense of the sacred

Lance Patrick Enad . LAST January, I was privileged to assist in one of the novena masses in the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño. As customary, there was the traditional Sinulog Dance right after the blessing. Normally, I am not keen on things like these as I prefer to have ...

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ICC should investigate Bato

By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch . MANY pundits have interpreted the recently concluded midterm elections in the Philippines as an endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs.” Duterte’s favored candidates dominated the Senate, House, and local elections, prompting foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. ...

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Possibilities

Netnet Camomot . How, how can it be That a love carved out of caring Fashioned by fate could suffer so hard From the games played once too often But making mistakes is a part of life’s imperfection Born of the years Is it so wrong to be human after ...

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Generosity and prodigality

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE have to learn to distinguish between the two since both can look the same and can involve more or less the same amount of money, time, effort, etc. Generosity is, of course, not prodigality, though it is never sparing of the resources that may be ...

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