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Isadora Duncan made the shawl fashionable in the 1920s. These days, it’s the scarf of Leila de Lima making waves, less as a fashion statement but more of a signature of an embattled senator’s daring crusade to tackle a battle royale with none other than the President of the Republic,…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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FIRST THINGS FIRST

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No one at home or abroad could presume to do this authoritatively. What PDU30 says today he might revoke or withdraw tomorrow, only to pick it up again the next day and reverse his position again, the following day. This is shown by his series of somersaults on his government’s…

NELSON CELIS

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LET’S FACE IT!

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Until now, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot accept the reality that it has not complied with all the provisions of the AES law or RA 9369. Comelec officials believe that they handled the 2016 national and local elections (NLEs) successfully and that their AES provider, Smartmatic, did well. The…

Marlen V. Ronquillo

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MIDWEEK COMMENTS

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President Duterte knows his Ecclesiastes. The shifting of the seasons, the impermanence of governance and policy, the evolution of a leader’s domestic and global views. On foreign policy, he now feels that it is time for a pivot. He has telegraphed his personal desire for a pivot in many a…

EFREN L. DANAO

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INSIDE CONGRESS

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IT’S nerve wracking that almost every day the “biased” media continue to print lies against our beloved, immensely popular President Rodrigo Duterte. His die-hard followers are completely justified in cursing and even wishing dead all those who dare tell lies and criticize or deliberately misquote the well-meaning, decisive President. There…

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Good morning, Mr. Tiglao. I am writing in reaction to your September 25 column in The Manila Times, “What Marcos prisons were really like.” You said in the article, “The crucial questions are whether there was a Marcos policy to undertake such horrific human rights abuses…” I find this very…

EI SUN OH

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In the second half of September every year, most of the world’s leaders would descend upon New York to attend the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. Grandiose speeches would typically echo the grand hall of UNGA. But this year, in contrast to the high drama and extant…

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