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Pax Americana

Cong Corrales “Di ko kailangan ang ‘yong mga base militar. Madadamay lang kami sa ‘yong digmaang nukleyar.” – Buklod SIX decades and nine years ago yesterday, President Manuel A. Roxas and Paul V. McNutt, the United States high commissioner in the country, signed the Military Bases Agreement. That was on March ...

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Certain on a better government

Ben Contreras CORRUPTION hinders real progress and real change. Without corruption, taxes would go to where they’re intended. Without corruption, there would be more than enough money for everything needed to implement government projects, address people’s basic needs, free education, and health care, etc. The reality today is that so ...

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Warped logic

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–Who taught Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno “Logic” and “Argumentation and Debate”? She has warped logic in her response to the criticisms by critics and legal experts that the Supreme Court ruling to allow Sen. Grace Poe to run for president is unconstitutional (The Daily Tribune, March ...

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PNoy, et. al, maneuvering to scrap polls?

Batas Mauricio IN the event that no elections will be held on May 9, 2016 and no new president is elected by June 30, 2016, what are we to expect? The answer is, there will be no one who is legally authorized to lead the country. This possibility gives rise ...

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Endangered statesmen

Herbie Gomez IT saddens me to see a great statesman like former Senate President Jovito Salonga leave. He was the poster boy of “beyond reproach,” and I am proud to be among those who voted for him when he ran for President in 1992. He lost that year. It also ...

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Truth is more precious than time

Butch Bagabuyo “Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.” – Benjamin Disraeli  “Plato is dear to me, but dearer to me is still truth.” –Aristotle (384-322 BC) IN his time, American President John F. Kennedy instructed his people: “We must use time as a tool, not as a ...

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Cute, lovable, cuddly

Netnet Camomot ON Thursday, we watched “Kung Fu Panda 3” because the three of us–Ramil Caballero aka Jack Fryday, Kim Daguman and I–do look like pandas? So cute, lovable, cuddly–and, no, we’re not referring to us but the pandas. I did wake up with a smile on my face on ...

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Jovy Salonga: Man

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. THE media called him “Senator”, “Patriot”, and “Statesman”, “Super Lawyer”, “Wonderful Preacher”, etcetera. Indeed, he was all of that. But, to me Jovy was more than all the hallelujah’s that were thrown his way. He was a human being – subject to the flights of optimism and ...

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‘Bayanihan’ in Libertad

Ben Contreras MANY of the fruit trees I have planted in my small plot of land in Libertad have withered and died. More than a year of El Niño made it impossible for them to survive. But all is not lost because through a “bayanihan” effort, our neighbors there have ...

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Our most radical identity

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE need to be clear about who we really are. Before we identify ourselves by the name we bear, or by the many other data that describe our identity, like our gender, our nationality and legal status, our place and date of birth, our residence, etc., we ...

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