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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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The Salisbury poisoning
A NERVE agent poisoning has occurred in England, in which Sergei Skripal, a 66-year-old former Russian military intelligence colonel— who spied for Britain from the early 1990s to 2004 and served in a Moscow prison for six years before being returned to London in a spy swap…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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TO be quite frank, I was stunned when Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) chair Andrea Domingo told the press a few days ago that the agency would approve not one, but two mammoth casinos to operate in Boracay. The other day, she even had the signing ceremony for Pagcor’s…

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First word
I JOIN the discussion of the ICC controversy (the case vs Duterte and PH withdrawal from the ICC) regrettably late, because my time has been taken by research on other subjects and other issues. That said and with due apologies, I will still claim my…

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IT’S already been reported that President Rodrigo Duterte is unhappy with some of his Cabinet members, though he didn’t really say if he’s firing anyone soon. I’m guessing, however, that Duterte must be very unhappy with Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. these days—and that Evasco himself seems hell-bent on going…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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WHETHER we’re talking of the “war on drugs” and the decision to avoid international sanctions by quitting the International Criminal Court, the “war on corruption” and the plan to make the controversial Janet Napoles a “state witness,” the “war on the Supreme Court Chief Justice” and the need to remove…

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SHE is, if you ask 33 members of the House of Representatives justice committee who voted 33 to 1 yesterday to endorse to the House plenary six Articles of Impeachment, based on 24 of 27 allegations in the complaint filed last year by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon, and detailed in the…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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IMAGINE a world chess tournament. Off the Black Sea or at Reykjavik. Two international grandmasters face each other, but as the match is about to begin one player overturns the chessboard and declares the tournament is off. The analogy is less than perfect, but this is what struck me when…

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