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Statement by Minister Ying-Yuan Lee Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, Taiwan Global warming and the El Niño phenomenon have contributed to record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather events around the world. In July this year, the global average temperatures taken over land and ocean surfaces were the highest for any month…

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Probably the most difficult part of watching, engaging, thinking and rethinking about the first 100 days of President Duterte is how much of it has been about mainstream and social media, and the exercise of wresting control over public opinion–whoever that “public” is, and whatever kind of “opinion” is out…

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In my paper that I submitted to the Harvard Graduate School of Design, titled Manila Megalopolis 2020, I expressed the consequence of the primacy of Metro Manila. On the issue of transportation and mobility, I shared that the daytime population of Metro Manila is higher than the nighttime population. This…

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the political, social and economic bloc of six countries (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain) in the Arabian Gulf is home to more than 2 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). GCC-based OFWs are the biggest source of remittances (after those based…

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Many are wondering why, despite the roughness, rawness and vulgarity of the President, he remains popular and enjoys very good net satisfaction ratings, even as his critics struggle in eroding his legitimacy. The answer is simple. President Duterte is a work of art in authenticity while his critics stumble and…

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To criticize is being biased, to praise is being fair and to say nothing is to approve or tolerate. Tough choices to make in today’s free society. *** FVR’s assessment of PRRD’s first 100 days can be best described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel “Lost Horizon.” It looks like smoke…

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STOCKHOLM: Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday’s Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year’s honours could go to a controversial writer such as Syrian-born poet Adonis. The Academy is known for its cloak-and-dagger methods to prevent any leaks about its choice, resorting to codenames…

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The Automated Election Law, Republic Act 8436 as amended by Republic Act 9369 (RA 8436), requires the conduct of a random manual audit (RMA) on the results generated by the PCOS machine, renamed Vote Counting Machine (VCM), for the 2016 national and local elections. Section 29 of the law provides:…

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