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THE best and brightest Filipinos, and the most desperate ones too, emigrate to America with no regard for how they will fare there, or what the future will bring. The move to the US is almost always a combination of blind faith and total, unshaken belief in the “American Dream.”…

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OVER the last weekend and even a few days beforehand, I have received a lot of media queries for comments on the (at first imminent, then actualized) so-called “shutdown” of the United States government. Now that the US government is “reopened,” albeit temporarily, it is perhaps opportune to gain a…

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STEVEN Spielberg’s new movie “The Post” depicts a newspaper’s decision to defy the government, risk its financial health and imprisonment of its editors in order to report a hard truth and defend the press’ First Amendment rights by publishing the Pentagon Papers. After the Washington Post’s decision to inform the…

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THE last few weeks have seen encouraging signs that the rebuilding of Marawi City is gaining momentum, principally the completion of several hundred transitional shelters for families displaced by the five-month long war against Islamic State-inspired militants. As a Marawi resident, it is my hope that the rebuilding effort picks…

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CHINA is opening 2018 by doing something that it never used to do: boasting about its achievements and comparing itself favorably with the United States, backed up by a recent Gallup poll that showed more people in the world approved of Chinese than American leadership in the age of Donald…

ATTY. DODO DULAY

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A LITTLE over a week ago, social media was flooded with reports of livid customers, including many overseas Filipino workers (OFW), who claimed to have lost thousands of pesos from unauthorized transactions from their online bank accounts. Two local banks made the headlines because of it. The first was the…

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Or why Maria Ressa remains cocky I HAVE been having this weird sense of unease about the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision on Rappler. The narrative of a cocky Maria Ressa, and the fact that it came at a time when Rappler’s engagement is so down and low, and…

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“THERE are three kinds of journalists in this country,” said Rodrigo Duterte at a press conference in Davao City on June 2, 2016.“Those who are the crusaders, telling the truth, baring it all before the public…Sometimes they hit those who cannot tolerate the truth being exposed to the public…And they…

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