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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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SEN. Dick Gordon, chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee, presented the draft committee report on the government’s controversial dengue vaccination program before the Senate media during the Kapihan sa Senado on Wednesday, April 11. Gordon said the draft report has recommended the filing of criminal charges against former President…

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IT was one of the most scandalous travesties of justice committed by the Aquino administration. And now, the Supreme Court is once again attempting to amend it, hopefully for good. On November 15, 2011, at past 10 p.m., former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo arrived at Terminal 1 of Manila’s international airport…

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AFTER the election in May 2016, the great expectation was this. Mr. Duterte would end the unapologetic social darwinism of Mr. Aquino and bring hope—and deliverance—to the disillusioned. Even the post-election analysis from the foreign news outlets said as much and some lines from my election articles that described Mr.…

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WASHINGTON: “Mission Accomplished” may be the most famous presidential words never actually uttered by a president. I know because, as head of presidential speechwriting at the time, I didn’t write them. They were found on a banner, but never in a single draft of President George W. Bush’s 2003 remarks…

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LAST week I was once again invited to speak at the increasingly prestigious Boao Forum for Asia which is held annually at the subtropical island province of Hainan, China. Both the Chinese and Philippine presidents were there too, striking a cordial note for the relations between the two countries which…

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IN the Philippines, scandals, tsismis and fake news (STF for short) are part of the daily news diet. I have no idea how many of our citizens care to read the papers or how many are active in social media. For the majority, word of mouth is an effective carrier…

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IN his epic speech at the Communist Party congress last October, XiJinping, party leader and state president, announced the initiation of “a new stage in strengthening and revitalizing the armed forces.” By 2035, he promised, “the modernization of our national defense and our forces is basically completed” and “by the…

ATTY. DODO DULAY

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The good news last week is that President Rodrigo Duterte issued Administrative Order No. 11 creating an oversight committee (headed the secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Eliseo Rio) to quarterback the entry of the third telecommunications company in the Philippines. The creation of the committee was…

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