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SAO PAULO: Brazilians furious at recession and corruption voted on Sunday in municipal elections amid heightened security after a series of murders of candidates. Voting, which is mandatory in Brazil, got underway at 8:00 am (1100 GMT), with long lines immediately forming outside polling stations. Among the first to cast…

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Dear Editor: As representatives of local rice farmers, we strongly oppose proposals from top economic managers of the government to privatize the marketing function of the National Food Authority and its food security and rice price and supply stabilization mandate. The presence of NFA buying stations in localities is a…

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FR. SHAY CULLEN, SSC Everyone who cares about and has respect for human rights and human dignity and value of the right to life has a duty to stand up and defend these rights against their violation. More especially The Catholic Church leadership and the People of God in the…

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KATRINA STUART SANTIAGO It was in the early morning of Wednesday, September 28, when I read that House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had declared to the world that the purported sex video of Senator Leila de Lima would be shown in the inquiry on the National Bilibid Prisons’ (NBP) drug crisis.…

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ROLLY G. REYES Sunday is always a good day to pause from political gunpowder smoke and switch to therapeutic activities like traveling and photography. I am sharing my week-long respite in Munich to indulge in those golden foamy beverage accompanied by my shutter-itch allergy. (Some quick tips for amateur fotogs…

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Ma. Isabel Ongpin Shiraz, Iran: I am devastated to hear while I am here, away from our country, that my friend, Miriam Defensor Santiago, has gone on to meet her Maker, an event she always expected and mentioned as she lived through the turbulent personal and political chapters in her…

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