Op-Ed Columns

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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IS it light at the end of the tunnel? President Rodrigo Duterte’s advice to his Congress allies to lay off Vice President Leni Robredo, whom he would like to invite to dinner now, after Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano filed an impeachment complaint against him over the drug killings—assuming he…

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All overseas Filipino workers are required to contribute to PhilHealth by virtue of Republic Act No. 7875 on the creation of a National Health Insurance Program. The law should have been enough to assure a healthy percentage of OFWs in PhilHealth’s membership rolls considering how essential affordable health care is…

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THE month of March this year did not seem like a celebration of the International Women’s Month in the Philippines. Instead of getting accolades for the role they play in government, some prominent women leaders were not only vilified but also accused of criminal offenses. Senator Leila de Lima, whose…

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WHILE the world—and specifically the six Muslim-dominated countries—celebrated the order of two federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocking the new executive order issued by President Donald Trump banning entry into the US of nationals from the six countries, the 45th US President pulled a fast one via another executive…

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TWENTY-EIGHT shots were fired, eight hit their target and killed 49-year-old lawyer Manuelita “Mia” Mascariñas-Green the day after Valentine’s Day. Five bullets hit the lawyer’s neck and three her head. Green was driving home with her three young children and their yaya when they were attacked in broad daylight in…

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