ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS IT is hard not to rejoice at RA 10931, otherwise known as the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” that provides full tuition subsidy to all students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges, and state-run technical-vocational schools. In addition, the law…

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OF the figures in the Catholic Church, it is the parish priest who works at the grassroots. He is tasked to counsel those who are lost and those who are last. He is the representative of Rome with the people. He receives confessions from the sinners and gives communion to the faithful. He directly touches and ministers to his flock. His position embodies not only one that is holy, but also one that is trusted…

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ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS (This is excerpted from a professorial lecture that I will be delivering this afternoon at the De La Salle University.) THE word “Dutertard,” started out as a pejorative. It was used by those who hate President Duterte to label his supporters, as shorthand for “Duterte retards,” in…

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ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appears to be invincible, for now. He continues to have high trust and approval ratings. His cursing and rape jokes notwithstanding, his presidency remains popular among an overwhelming majority of the Filipino people, across social classes, and in all geographical areas of the country.…

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ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS TO be accused of being a “bayaran” is considered offensive by people who render their free time, free of charge, and in fact end up using their own resources, working for a particular political cause, or supporting a particular political personality or candidate. Lately, it has been…

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ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has declared war on transport network vehicle sharing (TNVS) companies Grab and Uber. A threat was issued that by Wednesday, July 26, all unregistered Grab and Uber cars will be apprehended. And the people who will be inconvenienced reacted…

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ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS THE origins of the discourse of human rights goes way back to the time when citizens of a state needed protection from a rapacious government. It is an outcome of a liberal political philosophy that privileged individual rights, and saw the formation of the state as a…

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