YEN MAKABENTA

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“WARS are always clarifying” is a line that I jotted down from a column in the New York Times that was written two years after the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. The subject was ostensibly “9/11” and the war on terrorism that it set…

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WHILE we are reveling over President Duterte’s seemingly triumphant joust with the seven-member delegation from the European parliament, and the Human Rights Watch, I submit that it will be instructive for Filipinos to reflect on whether DU30’s understanding of “national sovereignty” is any different from Kim…

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First word TO mark the commemoration yesterday of the 119th anniversary of the Manila Times, I want to share with readers and colleagues some readings on the press that helped define for me the abiding tasks of a journalist and the service of a newspaper in a nation’s life. I…

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INSTEAD of the babel of definitions that are being used to define “fake news,” I propose to readers and colleagues—and the Senate committee on information—that they adopt with me two terms that are more precise and clearer: “misinformation” and “disinformation”. The writer Franklin Veaux…

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First word DOES President Duterte have the space or the authority to govern the Philippines? Yes, he does. Is it the job of the Philippine President to administer the affairs of the Philippine Republic? Yes, it is. This was so for the 15 other Presidents of the republic. And so…

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