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ITEM: Police said Mario Velasco was doing his job as a street sweeper in Manila’s Santa Cruz district on Saturday last week when he complained of shortness of breath. Arnold Tejada, a 55-year old vendor, said he saw the street sweeper pass out and die shortly from heat stroke, the…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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BY the time this gets to print, I would have flown to Budapest, Hungary, where the family-friendly government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is hosting the 11th World Congress of Families, billed as the Budapest Family Summit. I am one of many speakers from various parts of the world, and…

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YET another malware outbreak happened and during the Mother’s Day weekend no less. This time in the form of a Ransomware dubbed as “#WannaCry”. Malware is short for malicious software and is the correct technical term that describes the whole slew of high-tech computer infestation which includes viruses, Trojans and…

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WE continue with the political developments in neighboring Sabah. In the last article, we mentioned a sort of conglomerate of some of the minor opposition parties in Sabah, called the United Sabah Alliance (USA), which appears to want to keep on emphasizing their Sabah origins. This was of course ostentatiously…

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ADAPTED from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My mother-in-law has terminal cancer. She is undergoing her second round of chemo, and it’s unlikely that she’ll be around for much longer. I’ve never liked this woman. She’s always been rude, if not downright nasty, both to me and my oldest…

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WASHINGTON: I’m often asked if I think President Trump will make it through all four years of his term. My stock reply: The better question is whether we will survive the next four years. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he does make it to 2020 without impeachment, or…

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WASHINGTON: The death on May 8 of Allan Meltzer, 89, deprives the United States of one of its most influential economists in the past half-century. A professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh since 1957, Meltzer played a crucial role in convincing much of the economics profession to abandon policies…

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