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UNDER the first amendment of the US Constitution, bloggers enjoy protection from libel suits in the exercise of journalism that serve the public interest. This is the gist of an op-ed article published in USA Today on January 24. It reports that a federal appellate court has handed down a…

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Second of a series on the Salim Empire in the Philippines ONE compelling economic justification for foreign investments is that a capital-deficient developing country like ours needs capital from abroad, which developed countries with capital-surpluses can provide. This is not the case, though, in the accumulation of the controlling stocks…

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This is the question that hovers over the national observance of EDSA Day (People Power Day) today. Whether because of thrift or weariness or sheer laziness, there will be no official commemoration today—no rites, no Mass, no speeches at the now-shunned shrine in front of Robinson’s Mall and the replacement…

Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD

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An ancient Jewish tradition speaks of the Lamed Vov, thirty-six hidden Just Men upon whom the continued existence of the world depends. They are indistinguishable from other human beings except for the heartbreaking depth of their caring. When one of them dies, another has to take his place, for only…

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Every year around this time in February, we commemorate the 1986 People Power revolution, which had become a morality play of a Martyr’s Widow leading the people to overthrow the Dark Lord. Indeed the morality tale was so powerful that it inspired peoples elsewhere under the yoke of dictatorships to…

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THERE should be no misreading of what the People Surge Alliance of Yolanda survivors were doing and were saying when they marched to Malacañang last Monday (February 17), seeking an audience with President Aquino. Like Martin Luther King and his civil rights marchers in their historic march to Washington on…

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I’m surprised that nobody, except our columnist Emeterio Perez (in his column last Monday), thought of the implications of the amount of money accuser Ruby Chan Tuason said was her take for delivering to Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile kickbacks from their pork barrel. Tuason—under oath—testified that her…

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Reading some recent statements by President Aquino’s communications secretary and presidential spokesmen, I suddenly realized with a shock that they have concocted something entirely new in Philippine political history. In parody or imitation of the  “editorial we” of the press, they have invented and constantly use  the “administrative we” in…

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