RICARDO SALUDO

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FOR starters, let’s be clear about one thing: Most nations would use force to defend their territory. So, when Chinese President Xi Jinping talked of war if the Philippines conducted activities that intrude into what China claims as its sovereign waters, it can be seen as giving fair warning. Which…

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Science has a way of affirming and elucidating religious truth. Take the Catholic belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, in the Holy Eucharist. In at least three places—Lanciano, Italy in the 8th century; Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1996; and Legnica, Poland…

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THERE isn’t anything like it in decades. One country holds an international summit, and 29 states send their heads of state or government, with high officials representing 44 other governments. China’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, held in Beijing this past Sunday and Monday, was no United Nations…

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EXPLAINING the flurry of Cabinet appointments, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said his boss wanted to end uncertainty and speculation. Whatever the reasons, President Rodrigo Duterte did squelch further guesswork with the naming of his defeated running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano as foreign affairs secretary, Armed Forces chief Eduardo Año…

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Those words uttered a century ago in one of the six apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary every 13th of the month from May to October to three shepherd children in the rural parish of Fatima in Portugal, offers the greatest hope for the world amid her warnings of sinfulness,…

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WHEN President Rodrigo Duterte ponders whether to allow more rice imports this year, he will be presented a host of numbers. But one disturbing figure he probably won’t get is the one that has the biggest long-term impact on the lives of millions of poor children. As pointed out by…

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WHEN a leader’s survey ratings decline among the poor and in the countryside, what should he do? Obviously, there is need for more attention and action on the concerns of those showing some disaffection. Those concerns are the basics: jobs, cost of living, peace and order, and public services, including…

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OUR Tuesday column argued that US President Donald Trump invited President Rodrigo Duterte despite the storm of American liberal and media protest, at the Pentagon’s behest, to get Duterte’s nod for full implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. The Edca would escalate rotations of US forces and give them…

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WHITE House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said it all. The American equivalent of the Philippines’ Executive Secretary told ABC News: “There is nothing right now facing this country and facing the [Asian] region that is a bigger threat than what is happening in North Korea. Whether they’re good folks…

Ricardo Saludo

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“Francisco, which do you like better: to console Our Lord, or to convert sinners, so that no more souls go to hell?” Lucia dos Santos, then 10, asked her younger cousin and fellow Fatima visionary. Francisco, 9, replied: “I would rather console Our Lord. Didn’t you notice how sad Our…

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