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Time for a history lesson. The history of our world and our time. And perhaps the future history of our souls. In his speech last Monday to Washington’s Cosmos Club, Italian historian Roberto de Mattei expounded on the march of today’s liberal ideas and values from their beginnings in Protestant…

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WHEN Vice-President Leni Robredo and her three daughters dine in Malacañang with President Rodrigo Duterte, one possible dinner topic is the anti-drug campaign. Not the users and traffickers killed, arrested or surrendered, nor the value of narcotics seized and labs dismantled. Rather, President Duterte may let the VP read the…

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Go to a supermarket, and chances are many, if not most people there, even in Catholic Philippines, are among some five billion on the planet, including most Christians, who don’t believe the consecrated host and wine at mass is God Himself. Even believers who profess that the Almighty became a…

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SUPREME Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who contributed immensely to our winning our arbitration suit against China’s “nine-dash line” maritime claim, wants President Rodrigo Duterte to shut up. He didn’t put it that way, but it was part of his point. Justice Carpio asked the President to take care in…

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FIRST of all, there is no impeachment yet. There is a petition filed against President Rodrigo Duterte by a Magdalo party-list congressman allied with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Duterte’s most virulent critic. But that petition must wait till Congress resumes in May after the Lenten and Easter break. Only then…

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Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country. I am its Guardian Angel, the Angel of…

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If then I am a wrongdoer, and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. — Acts of the Apostles, 25:11 [It] is in no way contrary to the commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ to wage war at God’s bidding, or for…

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ARE Chinese ships encroaching on Philippine territory in Benham Rise? Expect politicians and media to shout Yes!, then whip up a supertyphoon over the reported sailing of a Chinese vessel in vast waters off the coast of Aurora and Quezon provinces for three months last year. “Recto, Gatchalian: Stop Benham…

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Upon careful review of the documents contained in the seven evidence packets [presented in the Disbursement Acceleration Program case], we conclude that the “savings” pooled under the DAP were allocated to PAPs [programs and projects] that were not covered by any appropriations in the pertinent GAAs [General Appropriations Acts, the…

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