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First Word In his speech before local executives in Makati on Tuesday, President Duterte declared rhetorically: “This is my country. There is no law which says I cannot threaten criminals either as a mayor or as President. If anyone disagrees, give me the provision or law.” Sir, I believe there…

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I used to love being able to say that President Duterte’s followers, at least the ones that I deal with on social media, have been better than Liberal Party loyalists. Those from the latter group whom I’ve had the good fortune of engaging with tend to be rabid and angry,…

ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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For the past decades, there is no institutional memory of previous benefits and recommendations to address urban ills, issues and challenges like rapid growth and urbanization, transport and traffic, infrastructure to address flooding, informal settlers, and access to major activity centers like business districts, among others. Government has been plagued…

HARVARD VERITAS

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In terms of inter-operability, there is no country other than the US that is a better fit for establishing effective credible defense and materiel capability on the part of the armed forces. The military alliance between the US and this country was built over many years, yet President Rodrigo Duterte…

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There is, indeed, a crime that goes by the name of “extrajudicial killing” or EJK. It is commonly defined as a killing committed by an agent of the state without the sanction of a judicial proceeding. American law has offered a definition of EJK in section 3a of the United…

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To facilitate quick exit, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Jose V. Balajadia Jr. will be providing Segways to any member of the Senate planning to stage a walkout in aid of retaliation. *** Trying to google brands like Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, New Balance or Skechers. Aside from running and walking shoes, I…

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How is it that the six-year reign of the Liberal Party-dominated former PNoy administration could dazzle the economic growth figures but retain the same poverty levels and a relatively inactive labor force resulting from inadequate jobs, low-paying jobs, “endo” jobs, etc.? Given our youthful demographics and the very large numbers…

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TORKHAM, Pakistan: Mohammad Anwar arrived in Pakistan as a child more than 35 years ago but is leaving as a father, his family among the thousands of uprooted Afghan refugees “returning” to a war-torn homeland many of them have never seen. Anwar, disbelieving and grief-stricken, has packed the bric-a-brac of…

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The commitment and ability of China’s leaders to follow through on new policies and to meet rising expectations will be tested as they strive to balance competing social, economic, political and security challenges. Three decades ago, China embarked on a new path, creating a framework that encouraged the country’s rapid…

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