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MIAMI: They survived the Parkland school massacre and now a group of Florida teens—driven, empowered and united—are spearheading a #NeverAgain activist movement that hopes to pressure US lawmakers into tightening gun laws. After 17 people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday, students from the community…

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I AM a native of Sultan Kudarat province in Mindanao and it saddens me to learn that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) operating in my province have become part of the problem, instead of the solution, for the local folks’ socio-economic progress. The government, through the…

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I DECIDED to write this two-part series on the ethics of resigning public office, on account of the effect on governance of non–performing executives who cling to their posts long after they have lost effectiveness and public support. This column continues my…

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IF Rappler’s line of coverage in the P15.6-billion frigate contract were applied to all instrumentalities of government, every letter referred for an agency’s comment and discussed with its officials would be suspect, if not incriminating. Receiving correspondence from the public, including bidders in procurement contracts, happens all the time in…

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THANK you for the affirmation of our initial recommendations for Marawi. Our team were in Marawi when it was liberated, and we were able to give our assessments to the generals who accommodated us. And we hope that the recommendations we gave to the team of Defense Secretary Lorenzana will…