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Having worked for over 20 years helping drug dependents recover from abuse and addiction in a rehabilitation sanctuary for young people using chemical substances, I learned a few important things. First is that they are not criminals but in need of medical help and intervention. Drug abuse is a health…

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If there was one realization forced on me by a friend’s illegal detention on trumped-up charges of vandalism by the Daang Matuwid MRT management, it’s that where we are, if anything at all happens to a cultural worker – which is what Angelo Suarez is — we would have no…

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Warrantless arrests prohibited. Excuse me madam, bribery happens when there is warrant of arrest, not the lack of it. Airport officials should contemplate on putting up ground lights for aerial viewing that reads “Do Not Enter” and “Detour.” That day will surely come when NAIA’s air controllers will report that…

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If the look-alikeness with Clint Eastwood were to be the gauge for determining who between President Digong Duterte and Tanauan City Mayor Tony Halili is the true terror, then Tony will win hands down. Tony teems with the ruggedly handsome facial features of the popular Hollywood action hero while Digong…

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There is only one winner in racing. That one may be an individual in sprint races or a team of drivers that race in endurance events. The win though is shared with the whole team composed of the support crew, team fans and sponsors, that are sometimes more emotional than…

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One of the reasons I became hopeful about having President Duterte as our country’s leader was the fact that I’ve heard him speak consistently about better treatment for workers via such measures as an end to endo, tax reform and the streamlining of government services, as well as his stance…

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Many Metro Manilans are wasting at least six hours of precious time in traffic a day. This also translates to about 2.4 billion pesos of lost economic income a day, according to the study of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). If this persists in Metro Manila, residents will waste…

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Confidence is not letting fear make the major decision for you. Success is a bumpy ride while failure is a paved scary journey confused by street signs of doubt and suspicion. * * * The Senate hearing is a case of FAILURE blaming SUCCESS where the latter is being tasked…

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“In a presidential system any damn fool can be President. In a parliamentary system no fool can be Prime Minister.” — Late Vice President Salvador “Doy”Laurel and Homobono A. Adaza In my continuing discussion with the late Vice President Salvador Laurel on the need for systemic change in our country…

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