Editorial

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A NATION and its people can and do take a lot from the vagaries of mere existence such as a bomb explosion in Quiapo, Manila, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Sarangani, the discovery of a secret jail cell in Manila Police Station 1 and the 30th Asean Summit, all happening…

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ONLY very few countries outside of the United States, the world’s only remaining superpower, get to parade an aircraft carrier. But the People’s Republic of China did strut its scientific stuff and awesome military might on Wednesday by launching a domestically built floating airfield. Beijing has not yet publicly named…

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FOR the sake of decency and correctness, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario should desist from issuing statements and press releases designed to influence the deliberations and decisions of the leaders’ summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), which is scheduled to take place in Manila this…

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WE thought the streak of good news would continue for heritage conservationists after the thoroughly laudable decision of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines last week to declare the Rizal Memorial Stadium an important historical and cultural landmark, thereby sparing the art-deco structure from the ghastly commercial development plans…

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AN urgent order of business for the Philippine National Police (PNP) is to flush out possible sleepers in its ranks. This agenda takes on greater import in light of recent discovery that a PNP official has apparently been “sleeping with the enemy,” as the police organization’s chief and Director General…

Rizal Memorial:

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THE declaration by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) that the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) is a national historical landmark, and cannot be utilized for other purposes by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the city government of Manila is a significant…

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IF the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) really wants to achieve its true potential as a powerhouse of immense economic and geopolitical influence, each of the 10-member states must look and grow beyond the notions of national thinking and espouse a truly regional mindset. Cohesion within Asean is vital…

EDITORIAL

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The Philippines must fend for itself in asserting sovereignty in disputed waters that fall within its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea, as events of recent memory have shown that it cannot rely either on Beijing or Washington to get its fair share of justice even if…

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CLEARANCES: Barangay or village (P75), National Bureau of Investigation (P115), police (P170) and prosecutor (P100); cedula or residence certificate (P150); occupational permit from City Hall (P150); medical examination (P350); six pieces of 4 by 4 photos (P65); uniform (P250); apron (P75); one piece of packaging tape (P25); paint brush (P35);…

EDITORIAL

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LIKE the New York Times and other media organizations before it, the usually reliable Reuters international news agency appears to have been hooked by the propaganda line of the political opposition which seeks to bring down the government of President Rodrigo Duterte by discrediting its ongoing war on illegal drugs.…

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