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Trusting china despite war rhe

May 23, 2017
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Yes, we gained a good traction with China last week in One Belt, One Road Forum for International Cooperation  but China has warned the Philippines that it will go to war should the latter drill   for oil in an area in the West Philippine Sea already declared within its exclusive economic zone.

From Sulu to Davao

May 19, 2017
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I WRITE to you in behalf of my fellow Davaoenos relative to your story about the pullout of 400 Army troops from Sulu and their re-deployment to Davao City to boost the city’s peace and security threats coming from the New People’s Army operating in the region.

‘One Belt, One Road’

May 16, 2017
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AT the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) of China opening, new waves of opportunities and challenges were felt. Initially, OBOR is technically to burnish President Xi Jinping’s stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing.
 

What to do with Benham Rise

May 10, 2017
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I WANT to react on this developing story regarding the installation of a possible Protected Food Supply Exclusive Zone in Benham Rise. This was initially recommended by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol following a three-day exploration trip to the mineral-rich area east of Luzon. He said that Benham Rise should be declared as a Protected Food Supply Exclusive Zone (PFSEZ).
 

Correction please, on Senator

May 09, 2017
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We would like to call your attention to the column of Ms. Dahli Aspillera, entitled, ‘A self-serving CA?’, which appeared in your May 5 issue. The author mentioned, and we quote, ‘Another obvious rejection vote is Senator Win Gatchalian whose company Wellex is into mining.’

What ROTC could have done

April 28, 2017
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In the recent Palarong Pambansa speech of President Duterte, he emphasized the revival of reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in the Philippines. He told the athletes about the need or civilians to “sacrifice for country”. There is this consideration of for alternatives: conscription or compulsory military enlistment for all civilians. I’ve been telling to my friends several times that ROTC is only subject in College that teaches students “Patriotism.” No other subject comes close.

Who is the CPP kidding?

April 20, 2017
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The Communist Party of the Philippines said that the news stories regarding the supposed arrival and presence of members of the Abu Sayaff criminal bandit group in Bohol island smack of a US yarn. They condemned the military operations happened against Abu Sayyaf members in the province of Bohol and called it “overkill”.

Brazen liars

April 20, 2017
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The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) and the OceanaGold deliberately misled the public when they claimed in the media that there are no mines in the 10 poorest provinces in the country.

On Kadamay and Abu Sayyaf

April 19, 2017
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From the past couple of weeks, Kadamay and the Abu Sayyaf have been the talk of the town.

A Manalo no longer with INC

March 21, 2017
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I write on behalf of our client, the Iglesia ni Cristo, to call your attention regarding a factual error appearing on the caption of the front-page photograph of the March 10, 2017 edition of your newspaper.

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Front Page

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.’