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The government’s renewed offensive against the New People’s Army is a welcome development and an appropriate response to the latter’s numerous attacks across the country, but 15 killed on the enemy side in a single operation is still shocking. The clash was obviously unusually fierce and desperate. In my own…

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The first 18 months of the Duterte government suggest that the effort to recalibrate the Philippines’ ties between the US and China is necessary, viable and vital. In the first half of the 2010s, Manila and Beijing were drifting toward a geopolitical clash. Nevertheless, former President Benigno Aquino 3rd expected…

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A nurse should be familiar with a heart bypass: an open heart surgical procedure allowing blood to flow to the heart via alternative routes, if one or several vessels are blocked and thus, deprive the heart of the much-needed blood to keep it pumping and the patient alive. Where four…

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TO protect the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court, it is the public, not the justices and the legislators, who should work to ensure that it upholds the rule of law and safeguards those liberties that make this land one of endless possibilities for all Filipinos. The Supreme Court…

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IT was a spark of light from the darkness of human right violations, horrific war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and ethnic cleansing that have caused the suffering, torture, starvation, and mass murder of thousands. That spark of light was the conviction and sentence to life imprisonment of Ratko Mladic,…

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COFFEE is what the cigarette used to be. In 1963, if you asked a guy, “You want a cigarette?” he said, “Yes.” Now, if you ask a fellow co-worker, “You want some coffee?” she says, “Yes.” In fact, because it is a stimulant and comes from South America, coffee is…

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SAN DIEGO: There is a debate raging within the media over our favorite subject: the media. Someone told me recently that Americans are information-rich and knowledge-poor. One reason for this is that journalism is broken. We just can’t agree on how to fix it. Consider the contrasting views of former…

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FRIDAY, the other day, was the first day of December. For the family two years ago, what a day to begin the month of joy with. That was the day my wife died from massive cerebral hemorrhage, leaving us all in grief. At the final ritual prior to her cremation,…

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SERRÈS, Greece: Although Ibrahim Hondeta’s Yazidi family reached Greece a year ago after fleeing persecution, they still fear being the target of violence and are fighting to keep their community together. Having run the gauntlet of invasion, combat, killings and enslavement by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, the members of…

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