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IF there is one death from the drug war waged by President Duterte that may just redraw the narrative, it will be that of Kian delos Santos, dead at the age of 17. Even some of the most diehard loyalists of the President have expressed their horror and misgivings. It…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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IN an obvious effort to quash criticisms of alleged political misuse of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, in its ongoing action against the State of Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the reopening of its border with its neighboring state, which had been closed since June 5.…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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AFTER three decades, we can look at Benigno (“Ninoy”) Aquino, Jr., the Yellow Cult’s central figure it worships as a hero and martyr, with unjaundiced eyes. Peruse the following facts and decide for yourself if he indeed is a hero for whom we devote a holiday, as we do for…

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Economist says indicators look good — or is he just celebrating too early?
There’s some good news on the economy—from the observer who follows its ups and downs most closely. The Inquirer columnist Cielito Habito suggests the economy may—at long last—be entering a…

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Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And the woman’s daughter was healed from that hour. — The Gospel of Saint Matthew, 15:28 Marvelous miracles are supposed to kindle faith, as the…

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The professional reputation of a President is made or altered by the man himself. No one can guard it for him; no one saves him from himself…he is no mere office manager. On the contrary, everything he personally says and does (or fails to say, or omits to do), becomes…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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IT is not this columnist’s business to prejudge the case of Juan Andres “Andy” Bautista, the embattled chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), accused by his own estranged wife of having made over P1 billion from illegal sources during the last presidential elections. My only concern as a citizen…

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