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The Great Man Theory of history simply says that great leaders with charisma, intelligence, wisdom and political skills immensely shape their country and the world through their monumental and game-changing acts and decisions. It was popular in the 19th century but from the 20th century forward, it had lost its…

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There is a massive and positive change in the level of public awareness, knowledge and commitment to challenge, confront and expose the sexual harassment and abuse of children and women in the past decade. In recent months, women have been coming out in public and naming those that had sexually…

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I was at the Senate this Thursday, November 16 and I saw a champion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the person of Sen. Richard J. Gordon. His interpellation was about the budget for our men in uniform. True to form, he minced no words decrying the…

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Last of 2 parts THE organizers of the Asean Business and Investment Summit have also asked me to speak on the issue of human capital movements with regard to our prospects for integration. Asean integration is supposed to provide the opportunity to any country in the region. We have Mutual…

COMMENTARY

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Finally, the Philippines is taking giant steps to catch up with other countries in the field of education. A number of critical steps are being implemented to enhance and develop the education system. The K-to-12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12) program has been rolled out, and although the Philippines was the…

ANALYSIS

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BONN: There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belabored forum to rise to the challenge. Twelve-year-old Timoci Naulusala from Fiji, a nation disappearing under rising…

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