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WE did not have a negative opinion against the declaration of martial law in Marawi City after it was taken over by the renegade and insurgent so-called “Islamic State (IS).” We rejoiced when government forces and the area’s local governments regained Marawi from the rebels. We agree that IS and…

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SUPPORTERS of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno make it appear that an attack on her is an attack on the entire Supreme Court, or even the entire judiciary. They insist that the motives of the Associate Justices who testified about their personal knowledge of the alleged misdeeds of the Chief…

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IF I were to make it into a movie, the fund-raising operation was one veritable gold hunt. And like all golden treasure adventures, the undertaking was replete with suspense, spine-tingling moments as in a spy thriller, near-brushes with the police, prospects of fatal encounters with the military, and in all…

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FOR the 18th time this year, North Korea fired off on November 29 what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which flew further than any other demonstrated by Pyongyang. The ballistic missile test flew 10 times higher than the International Space Station and twice as high as any…

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I ATTENDED the second joint public hearing of the Senate committees on accountability of public officers and investigations (blue ribbon), health and demography, and finance of the Senate on December 11, 2017. I served as one of the assisting legal counsels of Dr. Francisco S. Cruz, former consultant of the…

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IT’S been a tough era for Davos Man, the personification of the great and the good who meet in the World Economic Forum in that Swiss ski resort every January. The rebukes just keep coming. The European debt crisis. Brexit. Donald Trump. And now, and once again unexpectedly, Angela Merkel’s…

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(From remarks delivered by Tan Qingsheng, political counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines at the Christmas gathering he hosted for the Philippine media on December 14, 2017, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.) THE year 2017 has been momentous and memorable for both of our great nations. The Philippine…

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