ROLLY G. REYES

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I was at the Senate this Thursday, November 16 and I saw a champion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the person of Sen. Richard J. Gordon. His interpellation was about the budget for our men in uniform. True to form, he minced no words decrying the…

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TERRORISM and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries. How I wish that someday, the word “threat” will be replaced by the word “borderless peace.” Protectionism is the major stumbling block in any regional business integration. Focus should be less…

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Every time I read the news about a particular senator, I couldn’t help but think of one good movie by my favorite director Stanley Kubrick: “Full Mental Jacket.” * * * I foresee this famous lawmaker writing a book on how to besmirch the reputation of anyone who catches his…

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CLENCHED fists? Curse warning? Oust somebody? And we ask for healing? The Church Question: Should the clergy be involved and participate in condemnations of political acts or should they only be mindful of shaping the moral values of their flock by way of gospels relayed through homilies? We all remember…

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The big question nagging us these days is who do we trust – mainstream media, bloggers or citizen journalists? We have to ask again – mainstream or bloggers? Truth and accuracy are the given basics but nowadays, nobody seems to care. We have to admit that the trend towards 24/7…

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TO operate effectively, public officials should consider the public’s desires and concerns. Good communication skills can help public administrators engage with members of the public in debates and discussions, and the issues raised during these engagements can then be discussed with policymakers. While the policymakers may not always act exactly…

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Halloween is just around the corner. The opposition is still very busy with their witchcraft and sorcery, devoting great efforts to cast a spell on the citizenry that every piece of land is a dead spot as testament to extra-judicial killings (EJKs). Disguised as graft busters and posing as human…

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SOCIAL media was flooded with “Free Marawi” during the start of the siege. Now we see “Rebuild Marawi” all over the place. Just days after PRRD declared the war was over, we now hear distracting pontifical voices on how to do it. The “Darth Vaders” of the now obsolete yellow…

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Look who’s talking: Before we forget, impeachment threats against the Ombudsman and the Supreme Court Chief Justice also took place during the Aquino administration. Former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez resigned with a heavy heart on April 29, 2011, or 10 days before the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, was scheduled…

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