RACHEL A.G. REYES, TMT

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IN the 1930s, George Orwell attempted to understand the working classes both in his native England and abroad. Raised and educated in an upper-class milieu, Orwell was conditioned to treat the poor with condescension and suspicion. The notes and observations he amassed of his time with laborers and proletarian families…

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MY Filipino Muslim friend from Marawi City is distraught. She has just received news through Facebook that her family’s home was bombed. Mercifully, her relatives are safe. They evacuated with thousands of other families when the fighting broke out, now almost three weeks ago. They brought with them only what…

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LAST weekend, Margaux “Mocha” Uson, whom some have come to know as the President’s chief cyber bully and purveyor of fake news, launched her own televised radio talk show on RTVM. In the short 20-minute test run to the pilot show I saw, Uson wore a tailored, pristine, white button-down…

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SINCE last Tuesday, tens of thousands of residents have been fleeing the city of Marawi after government security forces botched an attempt to capture a notorious terrorist and Islamist militant named Isnilon Hapilon. Evacuation centers worked round the clock to shelter and feed the vast numbers displaced by the fighting.…

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IN 2015, after vigorous lobbying from the Alliance for the Family Foundation, who were no doubt aided and abetted by powerful sympathizers in government and the Catholic Church, the Supreme Court imposed suspensions on 77 contraceptive products. Particularly targeted were hormonal contraceptive implants known as Implanon and Implanon NXT that…

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OF his Cabinet appointees, Gina Lopez was one of the very few who fell outside President Rodrigo Duterte’s principle of selectivity. Unlike many of his other picks, she did not owe her appointment to old law schoolties or murky Davao connections. Norwas shea grasping campaign donor who had contributed millions.…

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The discovery of the giant shipworm is a reminder of the major scientific breakthroughs that could be made by Filipino scientists. OVER the past few days, the world has been enthralled by a rare, giant shipworm that was recently found in Mindanao. The creature, a monstrous five-foot-long species of bivalve…

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