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One of the most dreaded words among the working class Filipinos is “endo,” short for ‘end of contract,’ causing anxiety among those hired with no guarantee of passing the maximum six-month probation regardless of their level of efficiency as companies try to avoid the cost of regular employment. This has…

Ricardo Saludo

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FAITH HEALER

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SUNDAY READ

Yesterday, today and tomorrow commemorate three saints with much to impart for our time and all time, for that matter. Saint Monica’s memorial was yesterday, August 27, a day before the feast of her son St. Augustine, the 5th Century bishop of Hippo in North Africa. His vast….

Marlen V. Ronquillo

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SUNDAY STORIES

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From a personal realm, I admire Mr. Duterte. He defies tradition, shatters orthodoxies, and he wants to take the country to a path never taken before. Just to untangle the country from its old and deep ties with the liberal global order is an exciting — though risky — one.…

Fr. Shay Cullen

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REFLECTIONS

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Having worked for over 20 years helping drug dependents recover from abuse and addiction in a rehabilitation sanctuary for young people using chemical substances, I learned a few important things. First is that they are not criminals but in need of medical help and intervention. Drug abuse is a health…

KATRINA STUART SANTIAGO

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RADIKAL CHICK

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If there was one realization forced on me by a friend’s illegal detention on trumped-up charges of vandalism by the Daang Matuwid MRT management, it’s that where we are, if anything at all happens to a cultural worker – which is what Angelo Suarez is — we would have no…

ROLLY G. REYES

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MIRRORLESS

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Warrantless arrests prohibited. Excuse me madam, bribery happens when there is warrant of arrest, not the lack of it. Airport officials should contemplate on putting up ground lights for aerial viewing that reads “Do Not Enter” and “Detour.” That day will surely come when NAIA’s air controllers will report that…

MAURO GIA SAMONTE

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If the look-alikeness with Clint Eastwood were to be the gauge for determining who between President Digong Duterte and Tanauan City Mayor Tony Halili is the true terror, then Tony will win hands down. Tony teems with the ruggedly handsome facial features of the popular Hollywood action hero while Digong…

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IDOMENI, Greece: Inside the sleepy canteen of Idomeni, the Greek railway post on the border with Macedonia, the ring of a phone breaks the endless silence. Stratos, the manager, jots down the order: five portions of okra, three of chicken, four salads, 10 bottles of water. There is no address.…

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