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Last week, our Lord did one last kindness for His loyal servant, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. God let His Eminence die. Besides sparing the 86-year-old prelate from days, months, or years of deteriorating mind, body and faculties, our loving Father took him to his eternal reward before an…

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PRESIDENT Duterte has been so identified as friendly to the Marcoses that his critics have painted him as Marcos incarnate. It did not help that he was vocal in his support for the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. And it was even…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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THE highest praise I ever heard of a priest paid by another priest was what the late Jose Cardinal Sanchez, former Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy and President of the Pontifical Commission for the Preservation of Artistic and Historical Patrimony of the Church—the first and only Filipino…

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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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IT could have been worse, far worse.
The Marawi siege killed more than a thousand people, destroyed Muslim Mindanao’s cultural capital, and bloodied the Armed Forces of the Philippines for nearly five months. But thankfully there were no

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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THERE are a couple of profoundly sensational things President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to do, and he’s got us on tenterhooks waiting to see what he will finally do. Given his well-known track record, no one knows if he really means what he says, and what truly motivates him. Where crime…

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