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The choices we face

Manny Valdehuesa PEOPLE ask whether the Rodriguez family doesn’t mind being charged with dynasty-building now. It arises with the reported plan of Abamin Party-List Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr to fill the seat of his brother Rufus. If so, it would be a great pity, as it would dilute the moral ...

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On change of name

Joe Pallugna THERE has been confusion on what is the correct procedure in a petition for change of name as opposed to correction o f entries in the birth certificate of a person as to the Date and Place of Marriage of Parents. A person can effect a change of ...

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The sharing law insult

Egay Uy THE city council finally resolved to override the veto of Mayor Oscar Moreno of City Ordinance No. 12931-2015 that repealed the “sharing law” provisions in Section 210 of the Traffic Code.  The override is contained in Resolution No. 12138-2015. Ordinance No. 12938-2015 was authored by Councilor Tabor and ...

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Surveys must be banned

Batas Mauricio THERE should now be a prohibition against any survey firm, or any other company or entity for that matter, from conducting any political survey that purports to measure the preference of voters for any particular candidate in any forthcoming election. The reason is that, surveys are now clearly ...

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We want to speak, hear us

Here is an open letter by Michelle Campos, Alcadev graduate and daughter of Dionel Campos, chairperson of Mapasu to Solita Monsod in response to her article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Sept. 19, titled “Who is exploiting the Lumad.”) YOU are very fortunate to live in Manila, and you ...

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Constitution and Comelec

Butch Bagabuyo “Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.” –Alexander Hamilton EVERYBODY knows but the “martial law babies” that the 1987 Constitution needs an absolute overhaul. And because it was drafted by ...

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The fun run to city hall

Netnet Camomot THESE politicians who will be running in the elections next year should try joining a fun run first so they can let their hair down, sweat their stress out of their pores, and, well, have fun before the main event in May 2016. With the three colors joining ...

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Wanted: A younger leader

Ben Contreras NOTHING lasts forever, not even tyranny because life is finite. There is no need to speculate about Dongkoy Emano’s health. Even if the reports aren’t true, he still cannot escape the fact that he is 74 years old, and not in the best shape to carry another campaign rigors. ...

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PNoy’s bets?

Batas Mauricio MY radio partner Vic Somintac has an interesting theory about the three frontunning presidential candidates in 2016––Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe and former Secretary Manuel Roxas II. He says they are all actually candidates of President Aquino! Somintac is the Malacanang reporter of Eagle Broadcasting Corp., ...

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High-tech warfare

Erick San Juan ADVANCED science and technology has its good and bad effects depending on the purpose of the creator of the project. No matter what the intention is, sometimes accident happen and thus creating unfortunate effects on mankind. Like the EMP – electromagnetic pulse. “In 1962, during the depths of ...

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