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Is the XU sale the high road?

Antonio J. Montalván II . IN what is perhaps the most critical moment of its 86-year existence, Xavier U Ateneo is at a crossroads. The intended sale of four of six hectares of its Divisoria campus, and 14 of 63 hectares of its Manresa campus to a land development company …

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‘Confession’

Uriel C. Quilinguing . TRUE enough, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address was still on his administration’s war against illegal drugs, and on graft and corruption. Other than that, he transformed the Batasang Pambansa into a lecture hall and explained his personal foreign policy on the …

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Illegal butane canister

Egay Uy . MAYOR Oscar S. Moreno signed on July 24, 2019 Executive Order No. 131-2019 which creates a Task Force to enforce regulations pertaining to the prohibition against the refilling and trading of single-use butane canisters.  The order took effect immediately upon its issuance. Mayor Moreno himself chairs the …

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Close, open…

Netnet Camomot . CLOSE, open, close, open… That’s a huge accomplishment for babies and their hands. The same could be true for lotto after President Rody Duterte closed and opened it within a few days. As for lotto outlets that had “Closed” signs posted by the Philippine National Police (PNP), …

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‘What’s in a name?’

Dominador Awiten . IN this “interesting age,” fraught and crisis-driven, one game changer is the proposition for a civil partnership or civil union that is intended to overcome the present-day notion of marriage being limited to the heterosexual relationship.  The start of the 18th Congress was the occasion for the …

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Pay heed

Renato Tibon . “The right to health for all people means that everyone should have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without suffering financial hardship.” (Dr. Tedros A. Ghebreyesus,  director general, World Health Organization) THE Centrist principles are founded on the belief that …

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Eighteen roses

David Haldane . IT was a dance of tears. Fortunately, they were happy ones rather than those of another kind. The scene took place in the backyard of a new home recently purchased in Fontana, California, by a family whose members are our friends. There, under the watchful eyes of …

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MLQ: Sinner or saint? (2)

A. Paulita Roa . Second part MANY wondered why the middle name of Manuel Luis Quezon was his second baptismal name and not taken from his mother’s maiden surname, Molina, as it is done today. Well at that time, that was the practice of many Filipinos that was copied from …

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Unfriended

Rhona Canoy . SO… I got caught in unfriendly fire between two friends recently, which was a sad experience. The disagreement was born out of someone doing something which the other someone didn’t like or agree with, which rapidly escalated into all-out war. It served to remind me just how …

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Blame yourself!

Egay Uy . WHEN a head of office whines that his people do not coordinate with him and among themselves and that functions are being performed by the various units without any coordination with one another, that head of office is merely admitting his incompetence to lead his organization. He …

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