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Asean economies face common ch

July 07, 2017
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WHILE Asean economies remain to be among the most dynamic and resilient in the world, the regional bloc must be wary of the “political consequences” of its economic relationships.

Peace talks with the Reds

July 07, 2017
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I fully agree with President Duterte’s branding of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines as being ‘double-faced’ and insincere while hammering out a peace deal with the government.

Maute’s ‘palit-ulo’ scheme

July 06, 2017
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Palit-Ulo has been resorted to by the  Maute Group since last week in exchange of their parents and relatives albeit it was shun down by the President. In fact, a leader of Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorists holed up in Marawi City is willing to release a Catholic priest (Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob) that his group is holding captive in exchange for the freedom of his parents and relatives captured by the military.`

Self-imposed impotence

July 05, 2017
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When it gets the heat for the stinking Internet services in the country which would be the worst in Asia if not for the war in Afghanistan, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) would always point to the circa 1936 Public Service Law which sets the daily fine for erring public service companies at a ridiculous P200 as the culprit. Then they predictably would call on Congress to give the agency more teeth by legislating stiff fines so they could effectively deal with the telcos.

Why the MILF prefers the BBL

June 30, 2017
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Are you wondering why between a BBL now and federalism in the future, the MILF pragmatically prefers the former? I have heard several times that only a shift to federalism will satisfy the Bangsamoro. This, according to him, will correct the historical injustice committed against the Muslim population in Mindanao. Let us try to see the MILF’s lense.

Palace’s no-negotiation policy

June 29, 2017
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I FIRMLY believe that the ‘No Negotiation Policy’ over Maute terrorist group being imposed by Malacañang right now has a purpose.

Nothing final on overtime char

June 28, 2017
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I WRITE in response to your article published last June 15, 2017 entitled “Order may charge overtime fees of airport staff to airlines”.

Tramways, the perfect blend to

June 28, 2017
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THE world’s population continues on its upward trajectory, with the greatest growth occurring in cities. Megacities with more than ten million inhabitants like Jakarta, Istanbul and Mexico City tend to attract the most headlines but smaller conurbations of less than 100,000 occupants are seeing the fastest percentage growth in population and are well on their way to joining the ranks of the megacities. Among the multitude of challenges facing planners as their cities expand is the issue of public transport.

No doubt about Martial Law

June 27, 2017
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PROCLAMATION NO.216, Declaration of Martial Law and suspending the privileged of the Habeas Corpus in the whole Mindanao, writ issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 23.

An ad campaign is a conjugal

June 26, 2017
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IT is unfortunate that the Department of Tourism’s latest campaign drew negative reactions, instead of the desired positive attention to the Philippines.


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Column of the Day

Santa Claus isn’t coming

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | December 15,2017
‘Kids, sorry to say that Santa Claus is not coming this year. Things are falling apart in the North Pole.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte doesn’t rule out nationwide martial law

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | December 15, 2017
‘Duterte does not even bother to allay these concerns.’