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TO paraphrase the opening line of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, public opinion survey firms are not all alike; each is different in its own way. Three opinion research organizations—SWS, Pulse Asia and Financial Times Confidential Research— took turns last month in measuring the Filipino public’s…

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THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has declared war on transport network vehicle sharing (TNVS) companies Grab and Uber. A threat was issued that by Wednesday, July 26, all unregistered Grab and Uber cars will be apprehended. And the people who will be inconvenienced reacted negatively and erupted…

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THE Marawi siege by the Maute and Abbu Sayaf groups began on May 25, 2017, the very day President Rodrigo Duterte was concluding an arms deal with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. The incident, evidently catching the Philippine President by surprise, immediately appeared to augur worse things to come for…

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IN many of the countries constituting Asean, tourism has come to mean ecotourism particularly because of the region’s richness in biodiversity. Those countries have learned to make use of their natural resources as a means of business, an income-generating livelihood for many people. Ecotourism has therefore come to mean not…

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