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IF Rappler’s line of coverage in the P15.6-billion frigate contract were applied to all instrumentalities of government, every letter referred for an agency’s comment and discussed with its officials would be suspect, if not incriminating. Receiving correspondence from the public, including bidders in procurement contracts, happens all the time in…

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Here we go again. It’s that sullen time of year when mass vestments turn penitential purple, Fridays are meatless, and two days, last Ash Wednesday and Good Friday on March 30, we have to skip meals. And the faithful undertake varying degrees of prayer, mortification, and charity — all to…

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QUICK: Who is the biggest source of fake news in the country? For opponents of President Rodrigo Duterte, the answer is him and his army of online “trolls,” who post messages for him or against his adversaries. But for communications professor Jonathan Corpus Ong of the University of Massachusetts in…

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In today’s mass readings, we encounter two ways of dealing with lepers, both from God. The first reading from the Book of Leviticus, which detailed hundreds of Jewish laws, decreed that lepers should wear torn garments to show their sores, and cry out, “Unclean, unclean.” Thus, people who see and…

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THERE will be much debate, discussion, division and deception over the coming year as Congress, constituted as a constituent assembly, deliberates proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution, with the paramount goal of laying the legal groundwork for federal government in the Philippines. Bad news and sabong journalism sells, so media…

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ACTUALLY, yes. But first, an urgent digression before we get into that amazing-but-true transformation at the Bureau of Customs, complete with today’s bashing at the BoC anniversary bash of 30 smuggled rides, including BMWs, Benzes, a Jaguar, a Corvette, a Lexus, and a P13.3-million McLaren. Last Thursday we discussed the…

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THEY should know better. And for the most part, they do. But what they miss is massive. In recent days, we have seen a number of respected figures lend their formidable wisdom on major national issues — and, as this article argues, woefully miss the point. Yesterday, 58 physicians, including…

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THOSE words came from a Rappler defender, the headline of his article yesterday in a major daily often critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. Harvard-educated international mergers and acquisitions lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan writes a legal column every Monday. By his account, he was the first to defend Rappler last…

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I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name,…

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