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Public outrage is mounting over the brazen disregard for justice and attempt by the Aegis Juris fraternity members to cover up their involvement in the hazing incident that led to the death last month of Horacio “Atio” Castillo. The Senate hearing this week uncovered the raw ugliness of the human…

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First, just a brief review of the financing concept: a government bond is a debt security issued to raise funds to support government spending. Government bonds in the Philippines and other countries include savings bonds, treasury bonds and treasury inflation-protected securities. They all bear interest considered attractive by investors. Before…

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Without fanfare, an important victory has come to Marawi after our government fighters killed the leaders of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf militants who attempted to set up an IS caliphate in the city. The liberation of Marawi is a bittersweet triumph of freedom to be had, and our government…

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Death came before dawn for the two top leaders of the terrorist rebellion in Marawi City – Omarkhayam “Omar” Maute and Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf leader who was the emir of the Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia. On social media, accounts are beginning to emerge of how the…

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Whether we put the issue of a jeepney phaseout up front in the government’s transport modernization program or not, the modernization of public transport all over the archipelago is a desirable policy whose time has truly come and should not wait. The reform should be enthusiastically supported by the people,…

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The decision this October by Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to conduct joint and coordinated air patrols on their side of Southeast Asia is strategically sound. It will prove conducive to regional security from terrorism. It also provides assurance that our countries are prepared for any attacks that may ensue…

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A sober call for Filipino workers and industries to prepare for the coming of intelligent machines to improve the efficiency of our systems came largely unnoticed recently amid the constant bickering across the nation’s political and social media spectrum. The warnings did not come with alarm bells as though we…

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NEWS that 48 Chinese-made coaches for the Metro Rail Transit 3 line are utterly useless is infuriating at the very least. It’s a tremendous waste of taxpayers’ money – P526 million – on what was supposed to be the solution to the daily sufferings of Metro Manila commuters. The trains…

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Through the expedient of giving the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the lead role in all operations in the war on illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte may have found the right response to the many issues bugging his presidency and the drug war. The new directive is contained in a…

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Juan Andres Bautista finally resigned on Wednesday as chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), “with deep sadness” and “with much prayer and discernment.” Let it not be said, however, that the nation owed him a favor for his decision to step down, which was, in fact, long overdue because…

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