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THERE is momentary calm and goodwill between President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo. The principals look confident and comfortable. It’s their functionaries and camps that are worrisome; they could go off anytime in directions that could shatter the temporary peace. We are particularly worried by the advisers and…

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IN 1898, at the birth of the Philippine republic, the United States press oppressed the new nation with its newly minted “yellow journalism.” One hundred nineteen years later, the US press is using on the Philippines today its newfangled weapon of “clickbait journalism.” The office of the…

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RAPPLER is having a word war with Manila Times columnist Rigoberto Tiglao. In a news article first posted on September 13, 2016 and last updated on March 26, 2017,Rappler wrote: “There had been over 7,000 deaths linked to the ‘war on drugs’ – both from legitimate police operations and vigilante-style…

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AS expected, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor triumphed in Sunday’s election, winning 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee to become Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive. She will be the first woman to lead Hong Kong since its emergence as a free port in the 19th century. Lam will take office…

Atty. Dodo Dulay

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THE government’s responsibility to safeguard the welfare of our migrant workers does not end once an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) signs the employment contract with his or her foreign employer. Although most of our OFWs, especially so-called “first-timers,” are eager to hop on the plane and start working—and earning—there is…

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VICE PRESIDENT Leni Robredo’s video message to a UN Commission on Narcotics meeting last week sparked hysterical reactions of anger and outrage. It seems that this country is not just politically divided between the “Yellowtards” and “Dutertards,” the pejorative terms by which the opposing anti- and pro-Duterte camps contemptuously and…

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THE Asia Pacific Rail Summit 2017, held March 21 to 22 in Hong Kong, covered innovation, technology and strategy for Asia Pacific’s rail industry. Plans to transform the future of rail in the region was also on deck, highlighting the One Belt One Road (OBOR), the digital railway of the…

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