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ABSURD PROPOSAL VS FAKE NEWS:

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Who would have thought that the fake news controversy, which is essentially about falsehood, would give birth to so many lunatic ideas, absurd proposals and totalitarian posturing? To mention some of them: one proposal is for Congress to create an information police; another is a ban on fake news;…

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The so-called “Double 10” celebration in Taiwan seems like a good occasion to revisit the “One China” policy adopted by most countries, including the Philippines. We say so because the celebration appears to confuse what that policy actually means, even among some of the more educated people in society. There…

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Factories are humming again in America, Canada, China, Japan, Europe minus the UK, even in North Korea, where machines are churning out garments using China-made textiles. In the US, the manufacturing index hit a 13-year high of 60.8 in September on the back of strong conditions, even as some sectors…

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HOUSE Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas has another eyebrow-raising proposal: the establishment of a Philippine Legislative Police, or PLP, a dedicated force to provide security to senators and congressmen. The proposed House Bill 6208 is supposed to make Congress more independent, as it would no longer depend on the Philippine…

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Factories are humming again in America, Canada, China, Japan, Europe minus the UK, even in North Korea, where machines are churning out garments using China-made textiles. In the US, the manufacturing index hit a 13-year high of 60.8 in September on the back of strong conditions, even as some sectors…

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Sunday night’s massacre at a country music concert in the famed Las Vegas Strip is, as US President Donald Trump described it, “an act of pure evil.” At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured after retired accountant Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, trained automatic gunfire at thousands…

AMID THE ROHINGYA HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

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It gets worse and worse for the Rohingya minority in Myanmar as hundreds of thousands of them are being driven away from their homes, and hundreds are dying in the process. This moment of history also marks the colossal fall from grace for Myanmar state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.…

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Representatives of the Philippine government have placed an invitation before the highest leadership of the United Nations for it to conduct an objective and fair investigation of the human rights situation in the country. This, to us, is a fitting and forthright reply to the publicity-minded statement of 38 countries,…

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Met with euphoric cheers after initial unbelief around the world this week was the move by the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia to break from an oppressive tradition of the past, finally allowing its women to drive. Tuesday’s announcement of the decree signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud…

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