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Regulation of tricycles

Dominador Awiten THE law is to be enforced, and applied by the courts, according to the ordinary or common understanding of the terms used in its enactment. But, even with that first principle of statutory construction – the set of rules that we use as our guide in determining the ...

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‘Et erat subditus illis’

Fr. Roy Cimagala THE Latin expression means “he was subject to them,” or “he was obedient to them.” This is lifted from the gospel of St. Luke (2,51) in that episode where the child Jesus was lost and then found in the temple. In the concluding part of that episode, ...

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Sealed lips

David Haldane THE warnings were vociferous. Strewn among the various online expat forums to which I subscribe, they were stern and concise; avoid potential immigration problems, they declared in unison, by refraining from participation of any kind in the Philippine midterm election. Don’t talk about it. Don’t acknowledge it. Certainly ...

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Duterte’s insult of Tordesillas

ONCE again, the foul-mouthed misogynist who is the leader of our nation turns to personal insults when he will not or, most likely, cannot offer a credible explanation to his badly concocted and fictitious accusations against critics. Asked by reporters in Davao City to explain the so-called “matrix” purporting to ...

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Democratizing technology

Ike Sereñes FROM God comes our intelligence, and from our intelligence comes the technologies that are meant to benefit mankind in general, up until the concept of private property came along. At that point, the concept of intellectual property rights (IPR) was also born, and so the technologies that came ...

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The people have spoken

Egay Uy . THE result of the May 13 elections merely confirms the maturity of the Kagay-anon voter, and we have seen that mudslinging and obstructionism will certainly collapse over performance. As I write this, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not yet proclaimed the victors in the May 13 ...

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Inspire love, not fear

Fr. Roy Cimagala . IN our task of apostolate, we should see to it that our dealings with others should be such that we inspire love rather than fear in them. We should avoid bullying others in whatever form it comes—physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, etc.—so that they may go to ...

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Impetus for traditional Moro sports and games

By Noor Saada Mindanews . ZAMBOANGA City — In the shadow of the national games is the much-needed conversation about the place of sports in Bangsamoro. The first point is, why are we into sports? For the win? Unfortunately, this particular view had resulted in the number of past controversies ...

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David who?

Netnet Camomot . FLORENCE, Italy – I’m writing this while waiting in line at the check-in counter at an airport in Florence, Italy. I don’t know the airport’s name—I can memorize only its location. Well, please define location. It’s more like, Airport, Florence. The brain has turned to cotton after ...

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Not today

Cong Corrales . WHERE will these social media trolls go now that the midterm elections are over? I guess they will go into hibernation and will go on hyperdrive again in 2022. However, I must say I learned a lot from these trolls during the campaign period up to the ...

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