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Death came before dawn for the two top leaders of the terrorist rebellion in Marawi City – Omarkhayam “Omar” Maute and Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf leader who was the emir of the Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia. On social media, accounts are beginning to emerge of how the…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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THERE are a couple of profoundly sensational things President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to do, and he’s got us on tenterhooks waiting to see what he will finally do. Given his well-known track record, no one knows if he really means what he says, and what truly motivates him. Where crime…

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TO most information security professionals, reconnaissance is the most boring part of gaining access to a target. All we want to do is fire up our scanners, seek out the subject and use our tools and tricks to break in… with consent and test the security systems of the organization.…

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A DEMOCRACY stands for so many things but the enshrined pillars are basic and not that many. Some of these are: • A democracy has a life-long love affair with the Bill of Rights. • A democracy tolerates – is enhanced, rather – by dissent. • A democracy sees changes…

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THE Manila Times reported recently that a certain Filipino doctor had funded or at least donated to those extremists who carried out a grenade attack on an entertainment outlet in Malaysia. Rumors, too, have once again surfaced in Sabah as to the possibility of a new wave of kidnappings along…

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First of 2 parts THE ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) recently submitted to the House of Representatives its proposal for constitutional amendments. There has been a lot of apprehensions regarding our shift to a federal form of government. For example, Winnie Monsod fears that federalism will lead to…

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WASHINGTON: Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama. Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy— the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done…

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