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A YEAR before the 2016 presidential elections–during and immediately after the Republicans chose Donald Trump as the Grand Old Party’s nominee and eventual US President—the United States admitted 1,051,031 immigrants. The American Community Survey (ACS) reported that there were approximately 11.6 million Mexican immigrants in the US in 2015. What…

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Despite opposition, President Duterte’s Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent. ON October 4, President Duterte signed Executive Order 4 creating the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). The commission is mandated “to directly assist the President…

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EIGHT days ago, members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army–Alex Bongcayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) clashed with suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Barangay Bagong Silang in the town of Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. A spokesperson of the RPA-ABB told local media that the NPA attempted to raid the RPA-ABB…

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The German Bundestag Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development led by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Dr Bärbel Kofler, nominated last February the work done by the Preda Foundation, Father Shay Cullen and his team for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It…

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Heard from someone that “Instagram is just Twitter for people who go outside.” I say Facebook tries to overtake the two by tempting people to reveal more things they want to hide. FB even features a “temporary profile picture.” * * * I wish Facebook would create a new emoticon…

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WASHINGTON: The latest US massacre, in which a lone man rained gunfire from a Las Vegas hotel window onto a country music concert below, killing 58 people, has again raised the issue of the country’s lax gun regulation. But a week later, it is clear that the laws that allowed…

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LAS VEGAS: Far from the Las Vegas Strip and its flashy hotels, a small healing park opened Friday (Saturday) in the north of Las Vegas, as communities shaken by Sunday’s horrific mass shooting join together to grieve. One of its creators, landscape architect Mark Hamalmann, said it is a “remembrance…

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BARCELONA: Splits have emerged among Catalan separatist leaders over their plans to unilaterally declare independence following a secession referendum deemed illegal by Madrid. Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont has threatened to declare independence “within days”, but the region’s business minister Santi Vila proposed a “ceasefire” in the row with Spain’s central…

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BY PRASHANTH PARAMESWARAN Last week, the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) disclosed to reporters in Manila that the United States and the Philippines had decided to boost the level of exercises and engagement between them for 2018 following a recent meeting between the two…

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BY PRASHANTH PARAMESWARAN On October 5, China delivered a second batch of arms to the Philippines in a handover ceremony attended by officials on both sides. The development was yet another sign of Beijing’s growing security ties with Manila, a longtime US treaty ally. As I have noted previously, though…

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