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THE rejection by the Commission on Appointments of the nomination of Judy Taguiwalo as Secretary of Social Welfare and Development –and the consequent protest of some groups against her denial—presents a good opportunity for the Duterte administration and the nation to review earnestly the wisdom of President Duterte’s policy of…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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IT is not this columnist’s business to prejudge the case of Juan Andres “Andy” Bautista, the embattled chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), accused by his own estranged wife of having made over P1 billion from illegal sources during the last presidential elections. My only concern as a citizen…

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IN the last few weeks, at the Eclipse in Solaire where I dancexercise, during breaks, on the huge screen would be the dominant presence of Chinese showbiz characters, a novelty to me. They compete with mainly Caucasian types, now that the dazzlingly successful Celeste Solaire come-on ad for her triumphant…

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WE take our natural environment too much for granted. Look how we treat trees in urban area; we marginalize them by crowding them with structures, damaging their roots, cutting off branches disrespectfully, cluttering their surroundings with concrete, fire, trash. Notice how signs for plumber and electrician services or advertisements are…

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Part 1 THERE are three types of libraries—public libraries, special libraries and academic libraries. Some academic libraries do have special libraries. A simple special library would start with a “corner” in an academic library, such as a corner on American Studies, or of Japanese Literature in English, or of the…

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MOST Filipinos are probably familiar with heroes such as Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who bravely fought for our independence. More than their personalities though, and more than their military or literary prowess, we commemorate the ideals they fought for. The sacrifices they made 121 years ago still serve as…

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WASHINGTON: The Dow industrial average hit 22,000 in August, ushering in yet another noteworthy high. But Americans also reached the big time with a different financial milestone this year—and not in a good way. Outstanding consumer revolving debt—mostly credit card debt—hit an all-time peak of $1.021 trillion in June, according…

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