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WASHINGTON: The third arrest in one year of a US official suspected of helping Chinese spies has bared the tense battle between the two superpowers’ intelligence agencies. The arrest late Monday by US authorities of former Central Intelligence Agency agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee was reportedly linked to Beijing’s brutal…

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BASRA, Iraq: Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but when a stray bullet wounded his son, it was time to move. In the north of Basra province, “bullets talk,” he said. Feuds between the region’s half-dozen tribes often…

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IS PrezDigong a Francophile? For a new form of government, he is said to look now at the French model, with a strong President. But, he is so now very strong; whatever-Lolo-wants-Lolo-gets. Who isn’t afraid of him? Good I have experience in playing Pretend. And who are his advisers? I’d…

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IF there is to be a revision/amendment/addition to our Constitution, it should take place not through the efforts of the current legislature but through elected representatives of the people in a constitutional convention. Any other way, particularly putting the task in the hands of our current legislators with their track…

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Part 1 HOW is a curriculum defined? What are its components? What does each component mean and what is it for? Are there underlying principles, philosophies, assumptions in curriculum design? Do these influence the implementation of a curriculum? Quite often we hear that a curriculum is a program of study;…

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SO, the federal government is going to crack down on pot, is it? Really? How exactly is that going to work? There are 29 states that have legalized medicinal marijuana, eight of which have also OK’d recreational use. I’m thinking this cat is already out of the bag. There are…

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WASHINGTON: When US President Donald Trump launches into one of his tweetstorms it sometimes seems like the diplomatic world is gasping in unison—but not Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Many foreign policy professionals have set up alerts so their phones buzz in their pockets whenever the commander-in-chief insults a foreign…

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IT would have been a clean narrative. Rappler, an internet-based media organization has violated not only an ordinary law, but the Constitution, when it allowed a foreign entity to have some management control over its operations. And for that, it has to be penalized, and its certificate of registration revoked.…

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THE Philippines is an economic giant that is too shy to take big steps. It has the ingredients and the makings of a great nation, but it has been too preoccupied with looking for its conscience in fighting corruption and criminality. It’s been more than 50 years since I first…

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ACCORDING to Article 16, Section 11 of the Constitution, “the ownership and management of mass media shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines.” It is common knowledge that a free press is indispensable in a democratic society. The government may not interfere with what people say or write and,…

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