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BEFORE dismissing blithely the high importance of a good and productive relationship with the United States to the Philippines, Filipino policymakers are well-advised to remember that America emerged in the immediate post-Cold War world as the…

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ONE interprets it as the quickest turnaround. From being hailed as a rock star for threatening to throw metaphorical hollow blocks at the President’s critics, Harry Roque instantly became the most hated official of the Duterte administration on the day he was sworn in, and this is not even coming…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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NORTH Korean strongman Kim Jong-un’s threat to sink Guam and cripple Japan with its rogue nuclear weapons has dominated US President Donald Trump’s conversations with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in as well as members of the National Assembly in Seoul, and Chinese President…

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SINCE she has said she would not resign, as urged by presidential spokesman Harry Roque to preserve the Supreme Court’s stature, here is how the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno could go. This scenario will hopefully make everyone think hard if the CJ, her fellow justices, the co-equal…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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AN earlier report said Tokyo might be forced to withdraw its official development assistance (ODA) of one trillion yen ($9 billion) to the Philippines over the next five years, plus $2 billion in private sector loans at a ridiculously low interest rate of 0.001 percent per annum, should President Rodrigo…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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THE new presidential spokesman Harry Roque, Jr. in a TV interview said he hopes “to teach Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and the so-called diehard Duterte supporters the value of mainstream media to government and society.” Roque said Uson and her followers need to understand the value of the…

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FIRST, let’s expose the latest Social Weather Stations survey canard, right after last Thursday’s article on SWS untruths in its poll on killings in the anti-drug war (see ).

In its news release on the September 2017 survey on public…

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