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THE country’s telecommunications duopoly, consisting of PLDT-Smart and Globe Telecom, has become the biggest single source of financing for the Communist Party and its terrorist group, the New People’s Army, sources at the highest levels of government disclosed. The sources claimed that since the start of this decade, the telcos…

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I HAVE marked this date in the calendar: Friday, January 5, 2018. On this day, the United States tried again to ride the high horse of human rights, by requesting for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the protests and violence in Iran.…

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THE Constitution, just like any other fundamental law of any land, specifies the mechanisms that govern how it can be amended or revised. Under the 1987 Constitution, there are only three mechanisms. First is through an elected constitutional convention, or Con-Con, where delegates are chosen in an election specially called…

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WHAT a way to start the new year. With a really BIG BANG! The ‘brains’ of every smart device, the central processing unit (CPU), aka the ‘microprocessor,’ has been found to be susceptible to attacks. Yes folks, your PC, laptop, tablets, mobile phones and quite possibly all other devices that…

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GOD willing, today’s Black Nazarene procession from the Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church will have no mishaps but fainting devotees and picked pockets. But if something terrible happened last night too late for this column, then there may be no 18-million-strong “Traslación,” with most believers or the Catholic Church itself…

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TRADE Secretary Ramon Lopez seems to be living in another world. He is unaware that prices of basic commodities have gone up long before the administration shoved the new tax reform package down our throats, and are still rising after the January 1 effective date of the Tax Reform for…

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Today, the second Sunday after Christmas, the Catholic Church celebrates the Epiphany or manifestation of Christ to the world. Other Christian denominations mark the event on January 6, and so did the Church before the liturgical changes after the 1960s Second Vatican Council. So, how exactly are we supposed to…

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