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THERE is one burial that I have to protest. There is a slow, but certainly deliberate, effort to bury the humanities and the social sciences. I am referring to the alarming global trend, which found its dramatic manifestation when the University Council of UP Diliman voted to reduce its General…

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PICKING the best performers among lawmakers was one of the most trying and most satisfying activities I had undertaken in my 30 years of covering the legislature. Extreme care and vetting must be exercised for a questionable choice could damage not only my professional integrity but also the reputation of…

ANALYSIS

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PARIS: A man with a car, a knife and murderous intent – the London attack shows the “new norm” of low-tech terror, experts say. Analysts who have studied similar attacks say their crude nature makes them almost impossible to prevent and easy to copy, posing a major headache for security…

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ROGERSVILLE, United States: Maribeth Coote says she hates Obamacare, but it’s the only health coverage option she can afford in this remote, hardscrabble corner of southwestern Pennsylvania. The government should “just back off and let me figure it out, and get out of the whole industry” of health care, the…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: A lot’s rotten in Brazil – from politics to tainted meat exports – and activists hope big crowds will show their disgust Sunday. A long-planned day of nationwide protests will seek to turn the screws on corrupt leaders and to defend prosecutors heading politically explosive probes into…

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OBSTA principiis was a principle I learned from my teacher, Chief Justice Felix V. Makasiar. Resist the first encroachments. And from civil law gurus, Justices Edgardo Paras, Ricardo Puno and Eduardo Caguioa, possession is 9/10 of the law. We may or may not have lost Panatag, but the Pearl of…

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A BUSINESSWOMAN is killed in Quezon City, a rural doctor is bumped off in Lanao, a broadcaster is shot to death in Masbate, a policewoman is rubbed out in her car in a crowded street in Manila. This list is not exhaustive or complete. There are more from today’s news.…

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MARCH to April, unless school calendars change, are months of jubilation for graduands (degree candidates) in the various higher education institutions (HEIs). <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graduation>. Graduands are students who have fulfilled all requirements to be conferred their degrees in a commencement ceremony. Being officially declared as graduates “with all the rights and…

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THE city government of Balanga and the Philippine Navy have awarded the prestigious 2016 Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing StrategyTM. These two government organizations are the fourth and fifth Philippine government institutions to be inducted into the global hall of fame, an annual search set up in…

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