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LAWYER Archie R. Piga was a member of our San Beda Class 1963 law class. Last Saturday, the Bulletin carried a prominent obit (not vying of course with the venerable Wash Sycip’s many deserved tributes) on his “homegoing” last Saturday. Condolences. I saw the Archie obit when I was in…

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LAST Sunday, October 15, was the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, one of the greatest saints of the Catholic Church, a woman, a pioneer reformer of convents and in life a participant in mystical experiences. St. Teresa is identified with the Catholic mystic tradition, along with a handful of…

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GROWING interest on continuing professional and personal development (CPPD), be this be through seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. have come to the fore. A number of entrepreneurial groups, including professional associations, conduct review seminars for licensure examinations, IELTS and for other purposes. Known experts are flown not only from the national…

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WASHINGTON: Ben Bernanke is worried—and perhaps we should be, too. As chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, it was Bernanke who, along with others, prevented the worst recession since World War II from becoming the Great Depression 2.0. Now he fears that, should another sharp recession occur,…

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VALLETTA: The shocking assassination of an influential anti-corruption blogger has brought to a head the public frustration at Malta’s stagnating institutions, bubbling away for years beneath the Mediterranean holiday island image. Academics, lawyers, friends of Daphne Caruana Galizia and mourners alike tell a common tale of failing confidence in the…

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“WARS are always clarifying” is a line that I jotted down from a column in the New York Times that was written two years after the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. The subject was ostensibly “9/11” and the war on terrorism that it set…

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