YEN MAKABENTA

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WITH the writing on the wall and disaster staring him in the face, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista tried to escape his fate by tendering a postdated resignation that would take effect only on December 31. It was a…

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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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