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WHILE on an official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) early this month, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano issued a statement urging the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) – the official name of North Korea – to call off its plan to conduct more ballistic missile…

JOSE V. ROMERO JR., PHD. COMMENTARY

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THE goals of development, economists agree, are freedom, satisfaction of basic needs, equitable distribution of wealth, participation and access. The means to development have historically been traceable to economic growth, self-reliance, endogenous development, structural transformation and environmental transformation. According to Myrdal, the pursuit of development is reflected in the following…

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CHINA’s Communist Youth League (CCYL) has denounced rumors that it has launched an official Twitter account. It said it has no Twitter account at all. Recently, rumors that the CCYL had opened a Twitter account, went viral on the Internet. The rumors were fueled by the opening earlier this month…

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MADRID: Spain’s conservative government has dealt a serious blow to Catalonia’s plans to hold an independence referendum but it faces growing indignation in the region, which is closing ranks on Madrid. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said that after enforcing the law by blocking the referendum he is ready for…

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MONTEVIDEO: As corruption goes in Latin America, it amounted to small beans, but the excess that ended the Uruguayan vice president’s career this month shows the region’s politics are still locked in a cycle of sleaze. Despite increased public awareness of political corruption, tougher laws and smarter investigative journalism, Latin…

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I DON’T know why we mark September 21, 1972 as the day when Marcos inflicted martial law via Proclamation 1081. It was a normal enough Thursday. But, for numerologist Macoy, the number 7 and any of its multiples, like 21, were sacred. I don’t know why we have to live…

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SO, we are going into Build, Build, Build in the immediate future as promised by the Duterte administration. In general, this is most welcome after years of infrastructure neglect and the consequent price that the population of this country has had to pay, particularly the working population. Yes, let us…

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Part 1 IT is not only Asean that will globalize us and challenge us with cultural diversity. Right within the hallowed halls of our institutions we do experience the diverse orientations of the generations which both mentors and mentored represent along with individual differences. It is best that we become…

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THE three men who challenged Colorado’s Sex Offender Registration Act were sentenced to probation. Two of them also served 90 days in jail. Their real punishment began later, when they found that appearing in the state’s online registry of sex offenders made it impossible to lead a normal life. Early…

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