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First read IS it the media or the event? Do we blame the dancer or the dance? By the time Senator Leila de Lima was arrested by the authorities yesterday, I was weary of the story and the spectacle. Philippine media are so adept in covering breaking news blow-by-blow, minute-by-minute,…

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THERE’s no gainsaying it any longer. Cyber technology is the ultimate wonder of the age. It has spawned the maximum space and milieu for the creation and dissemination of information. It has negated polarization in the physical dimension, including that intimate distance between the genitals of the opposite sexes. For…

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(Last of a series on ‘Retaking EDSA’) YOU can only fool the Filipino people for a while, but not for long, not for 31 years. There is a limit to the power to weave myths, and tell lies. Such power has an expiration date. And it appears that such has…

JOSE V. ROMERO JR., PHD.

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THE summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) being hosted by the Philippines this year has an opportunity to defuse the escalating tension in the China Sea. With all the claimants sitting around the table some progress can be achieved if the dialogue among the participants effectively moderate…

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NO tears should fall, no sad songs should be sung for the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima for allegedly receiving drug money from convicts while she was the Secretary of Justice. She’s full of fight and I’m sure detention won’t make her waver in opposing how President Rodrigo Duterte…

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THE Land Transportation Authority (LTO), under the present stewardship of Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante, continues to show its incompetence in resolving the various problems besetting the agency. Among these problems are the P3.8-billion Motor Vehicle License Plate Standardization Program (MVLPSP) and the P836-million Procurement of Driver’s License Cards (PDLC)…

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