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LAST Tuesday night came this sad text: “Justice Bernardo P. Fernandez passed away at 5:30 this afternoon…The family requests prayers for the repose of his soul…” Wake in Arlington, Araneta Avenue, Q.C. Prof. Bernie was my brilliant teacher, of the kind “who affects eternity.” He was a decade ahead of…

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NOW that we are officially in the summer season as announced by our weather bureau, Pag-Asa, with the temperature rising, we would need to plan vacation trips properly to avoid obstruction, hardship and untoward events on the way to our destination. All too often, unplanned trips meet contra-leisure travails that…

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Part 1 WHEN we talk of quality assurance in academe, it is likely that the need for printed references would stand out in our discussions. Granted that in this age of the internet, libraries are more about connections than collections, the printed references such as books and journals still hold…

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SENATORS Panfilo Lacson and Jose Victor Ejercito can’t believe he conspired in corruption. And if you ask Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, he is “corrupt-free,” as she pronounced in December 2016. Former President Benigno Aquino 3rd has impressed millions into thinking that he was incapable of sleaze, mainly by purportedly crusading…

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THE fatal flaw in Facebook’s decision to contract the services of Rappler and Vera Files to fact-check its news content, particularly those that are shared as links in posts by Facebook users in the Philippines, is that it conveniently disregards the academic and scientific nature of fact- checking. Worse, it…

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FOR every line you draw, think of the beneficiaries and the sufferers. If you do a good job, think of the beneficiaries, but if you do a poor job, think of the sufferers. For example, if you designed a ramp poorly, the next victim may be your grandmother or a…

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First of 5 parts DO non-citizens have a right to participate in the conduct of public affairs of our country? Do they share the same political rights as the citizens of the country they visit? That’s the heart of the issue of the deportation of foreigners from our country for…

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THE rising popularity of what we commonly call “Uber” or “Grab” has become a part of our lifestyle. This phenomenon is rooted in the global concept of what is known as “real time ride-sharing” or “sharing economy” or “carpooling.” This service arranges one-time shared rides on very short notice, making…

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