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Tita C. Valderama REMOVING plunder from the list of heinous crimes to be covered by the proposed restoration of the death penalty has added spice to the already divisive proposed bill pending in Congress. Congressmen, led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, should realize that they are in power to serve the…

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Tita C. Valderama THE death penalty has always been a divisive issue in the Philippines, whether it is about restoring or outlawing the punishment. Reviving the death sentence involves many side issues that are equally debatable, such as the nature of the crimes covered, the method of imposing it, and…

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Tita C. Valderama THE penalty should be harsher for offenders who are law enforcers and lawmakers. Even if law-breaking enforcers and lawmakers comprise a tiny percentage in their respective organizations, they tarnish the image of the institution and consequently contribute to a decline in public trust. It gives a perception…

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Tita C. Valderama THE children are our future, goes a line from the song, “The Greatest Love of All”. In this month of January when many places in the country celebrate the feast day of the Santo Niño, we are reminded of the life of Jesus Christ as an…

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Tita C. Valderama COSMETIC products have become more popular with younger women nowadays, or so it seems. During my teenage years, we got to wear make-up only on special occasions such as school presentations, graduations and the like. Nowadays, you see young girls, some even in their high school uniforms,…

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Tita C. Valderama EVERYONE deserves a chance, of course. Each one of us is given a chance to prove his worth, a chance to correct mistakes, a chance to change…hopefully for the better, not worse. Yes, even Mocha Uson deserves a chance to re-invent herself and be better known as…

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Tita C. Valderama ARRIVING late for meetings and appointments has become normal in recent years primarily because of the worsening traffic everywhere in Metro Manila and other urban centers. Transportation and traffic problems have justified the so-called Filipino Time, the bad habit of being an hour or more late. Being…

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Tita C. Valderama RED is the dominant color of Christmas. Even in countries where they have a white Christmas because Christmas comes during winter time, people prefer red to decorate their homes, to dress up for parties and family gatherings, and to wrap gifts. For one, Santa Clause is dressed…

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Tita C. Valderama PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte had said more than enough about it to stress his zero-tolerance policy for corruption, illegal drugs and criminality. When he led the groundbreaking for the P4.8-billion Bicol International Airport terminal in Daraga, Albay, on December 8, Duterte vowed to complete the construction of the…

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Tita C. Valderama IF President Rodrigo Duterte is contemplating reorganizing his Cabinet as a fresh start for the new year, the first on the chopping block should be Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre. I have nothing personal against Aguirre, nor am I disturbed over how his hair looks on television. I…

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