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Part 2 THE worsening vehicular traffic congestion that Metro Manila is experiencing today is a confluence of many factors. It is a consequence of interrelated issues such as economic development, transport strategies, land use and zoning, among others. Traffic congestion is a symptom of imbalanced development, and it should not…

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SOME unsolicited advice for award-winning Brillante Mendoza: First and foremost, I salute you, sir, for bringing honor to the country’s film industry with your exemplary creations that bestowed borderless recognition of Filipino genius in filmmaking. I also admire your selfless dedication to an art that very few souls will grab…

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PRESIDENT Duterte, at the start of his off-the-cuff remarks in his 2017 State of the Nation Address last Monday, said that the lengthy feature of ABS-CBN’s Ted Failon on the damage wrought by mining on natural ecosystems that poor families depend on for their food and life, moved him so…

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BEING a political realist, I tend to always look for the “who.” As political philosopher Raymond Geuss discussed in Philosophy and Real Politics, the “who question” is one of the three fundamental questions a political realist seeks to answer; the other two are the question of legitimacy and the question…

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BY JIM LOBE WASHINGTON: Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime’s impending collapse. It’s not clear why this comparison has surfaced so abruptly. Its proponents don’t cite any tangible…

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WITH the deadline for compliance with RA 10173 (or the Data Privacy Act of 2012) looming in the horizon, it seems that most of the organizations that I have spoken with that fall under the “more than 250 employees or processes more than 1,000 personal information” rule, will not make…

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THE Times requires its op-ed pieces to be submitted two days before publication. So, I typed and e-mailed this piece Monday morning, with the meat and beef of the SONA – and the accompanying fashion spectacle – still to be completely processed. But to the observant eye, there was one…

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FOR the sake of convenience, whenever I travel to Kuala Lumpur for work, I usually stay near the KLCC twin towers, the iconic building complex that has come to symbolize the modern bustling urbanscape that is Kuala Lumpur. I can, in most circumstances, travel a short distance to meet the…

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BY INGE KAUL BERLIN:When the finance ministers of the G7 countries proposed the G20 in the late 1990s, a good sense of realism prevailed. They recognized that addressing issues of global finance required the political support from—and involvement of—emerging market economies. This view proved prescient in seeking policy responses to…

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