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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States (US) Supreme Court will weigh efforts Monday by President Barack Obama’s administration to regulate greenhouse gases, which industry groups and Republican-led states are labeling gross overreach. Experts say even if the court sides with businesses, it would barely dent the administration’s efforts to tackle global…

TITA C. VALDERAMA

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Commissioner Kim Henares appears on the right tract in running after tax evaders and delinquent taxpayers to boost government revenue collection. But the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) commissioner has too many obstacles to hurdle, both legal and administrative. There are laws that need to be repealed or amended for…

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KIEV: A new era opened in Ukraine Sunday after a day of dramatic twists and turns that saw parliament vote to oust a defiant president and call early elections, and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko walk free. The whereabouts of Viktor Yanukovych remained a mystery, after authorities claimed they had prevented…

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An official of the Province of Palawan, who is a friend, called me up last week saying Palaweños want a constructor investigated for allegedly building a substandard multibillion-peso highway in the province. The official, who asked not to be identified at this point, suggested that authorities, particularly those from the…

Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD

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An ancient Jewish tradition speaks of the Lamed Vov, thirty-six hidden Just Men upon whom the continued existence of the world depends. They are indistinguishable from other human beings except for the heartbreaking depth of their caring. When one of them dies, another has to take his place, for only…