Op-Ed Columns

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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TO be more precise, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo refused to stop her officials from implementing the Republic’s laws that would be financially devastating to the Rufino family*, the biggest and controlling owners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI). One of these cases required the Rufino-owned firm Sunvar Realty to vacate…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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DESPITE reports of some Filipino fishermen being fired at in the Spratlys and a Philippine Air Force plane carrying Defense Secretary DelfinLorenzana and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Eduardo Ano being challenged by Chinese authorities while over Philippine airspace, the South China Sea will have to yield to Syria for…

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LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello III is fast emerging as one of the shining stars of the Duterte administration. Despite multiple roles as peace negotiator, labor secretary, and champion of OFW rights, the man is always prepared to engage with tripartite partners and other stakeholders, including the media, on the peace…

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THE Romans could not have imagined that the month they named April—the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar—would not only symbolize the opening of a new season we now call spring but also usher the suffering of migrants and refugees with the closing of immigration doors in…

Tita Valderama

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TRULY caring for the poor is more than giving them alms, providing them “lugaw” for breakfast or dinner, or even allowing them to occupy an idled housing project. We have a long-held adage that says, “Give a man fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man how…

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The real story of the French election is that Le Pen’s agenda has shifted the political landscape – in both domestic and foreign policy. ON the eve of the French election, a gunman opened fire on the Champs-Élysées, killing a police officer and wounding another, while the Islamic State claimed…

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