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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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To a non-legal mind, the release from detention on Thursday of John Paul Solano, one of the main suspects in the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd, came as a shock. How could a principal suspect, already in police custody and who could…

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The peso’s depreciation has not really been causing much alarm on the local financial markets, and that’s the comfort afforded us by a briskly growing economy and confidence in the future fueled by the promise of major infrastructure projects soon to unfold. Even when the Philippine currency slipped for the…

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The maintenance provider of the decrepit MRT-3 line never ceases to amaze us. Busan Universal Rail Inc., or BURI, stands accused of procuring a critical spare part from, of all places, a shop in Bangkal, Makati. This is dangerous, as the part supposedly procured by BURI from Bangkal, a vehicle…

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More by force of circumstance than by agreement, both the Philippines and the United States tried hard this year to bring to the attention of the United Nations the connection between human rights and peace and security. The US did so because of its need for a theme for its…

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No one should still be in doubt that Donald Trump’s “America first” policy is becoming more evident in his word and deed. But while many Americans may have reason to doubt whether that is the right foreign policy direction to take, other nations, including the Philippines, may find something to…

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