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IT’S been 10 years since the Muslim holiday of Eid’l Fitr, or the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, was declared a nationwide holiday under a law passed by Congress, on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. The Eid, also known as Hari Raya Puasa in Malay, is…

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When it comes to promoting Philippine tourism, the authorities should take a leaf from the books of the late Peter Drucker. He was the most influential management guru of the century and known for saying that the aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous. Indeed, any business student knows…

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MANILA is 446 years old today, June 24. What has it got to show the world after nearly five centuries since its founding by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571? Nothing much, we’re afraid, but poorly managed railway systems; overpasses and footbridges that are perfect hiding places for criminals; unsafe…

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“THIS is human error; there was no hacking.” With those words, Chuchi Fonacier, Bangko Sentral assistant governor for supervision and examination, sought to explain the incident that took place at the Bank of the Philippine Islands on June 7 and for two days disabled the bank’s online and automatic teller…

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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) prides itself in having supposedly known about the plan of the terrorist Maute Group to swoop down on Marawi City ahead of the actual attack on May 23. Perhaps it did. But the fact is that the bandit band affiliated with the Islamic…

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SOON enough, the Supreme Court will rule on the legality of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Such questions at this juncture, however, miss the point. The legal challengers suffer from a serious miscalculation of the situation in Marawi and the threat it poses to the rest of the…

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AMIDST the crisis that the country is now facing in Mindanao, we want to spend time today to discuss the great importance for the Philippines to make a supreme decision to adopt and implement a unified national ID system. This has risen in importance in part because of the confirmed…

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THERE are no words to describe exactly what it feels like for a man pacing about for hours in the waiting room of the maternity ward as his wife inside the delivery room struggles to give birth to their child, particularly in the aftermath when the nurse comes out of…

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RELIABILITY and prudence are supposed to be the foundations of trust, the cornerstone of the banking industry, the attributes people look for when they decide to open a savings or a checking account. Two similar incidents, involving the same number of banks, have shaken the cornerstone of the banking industry…

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