Opinion

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MORE than one-fifth of those who are willing and able to work in the Philippines were unemployed in 2016, the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) said on Friday. As has always been the case, the SWS survey results stand in stark contrast to the much rosier picture painted…

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My mission is not to tell the world of the material chastisements that are yet to take place if we do not amend. No, my mission is to tell everyone that we are in danger of going to hell if we do not amend. — Fatima visionary Sister Lucia dos…

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There is one way to convict and jail Senator Leila de Lima of drug charges and make that jailing credible to most Filipinos: the presentation of a money trail. Bank accounts in yuuge (borrowing from Trump) numbers. Testimonies of bagmen (real ones, credible ones, not like the yahoos that the…

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ROSI was a six-year-old child detained at the jail of Police Station B on Magsaysay Drive in Olongapo City some years ago. More minors like her will be jailed if the minimum age of criminal liability will be lowered to nine or 12 years old. The evening I found Rosi,…

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It came to me on the evening of February 21: why not “live” tweet the events of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986 as it happened? How hard could it be, I thought. I remember one year when the now defunct (but quite missed!) communications office of the previous…

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DE LIMA: Decision to arrest was rushed. Yeah right, the decision to impeach CJ Corona and transmit it to the Senate was not rushed by 188 congressmen, the decision to arrest PGMA for electoral sabotage was not rushed, defying the TRO of the SC and issuing HDO were not rushed,…

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The writing of history, as much as the reading of history, is a class endeavor. Until now I hold that view, I stand by it. Historical events take place in one’s consciousness accordingly as where he stands in the conflict between, on the one hand, the classes that oppress and…

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