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ILOCOS Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, on behalf of her brother, 2016 vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, had reason to decry the downplaying by the camp of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and her sympathizers of the highly irregular discoveries on the first day of the recount of the…

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With the formal start the other day of the official manual recount of votes cast in three provinces for the vice presidential race in 2016, we take the opportunity to commend the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), for making the decision and facilitating the arrangements…

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IT was supposed to be quality time for the family. Like many other Filipino families do that time of year, media couple Karen Davila and David Jude “DJ” Sta. Ana flew with their two young sons to Siargao last week for recreation and bonding. But the beach escapade turned into…

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It is striking that the spearhead of House Resolution No. 1803 – which calls for government resumption of peace talks with the communist group in the country – are lawmakers who identify themselves with the militant Left or its causes. Sixty-one House representatives are urging President Rodrigo Duterte’s government to…

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It is premature to declare on the basis of the tit-for-tat expulsion of diplomats between the United States and Russia that the world has entered a new Cold War. Neither side has taken any action that is incontrovertible and dangerous. It is, however, also imprudent to ignore the unmistakable signs…

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This Easter eve, there is reason to be optimistic about regional peace and global economic security. Not long ago, the Korean Peninsula was a tinderbox about to explode as Washington and Pyongyang exchanged volleys of rhetoric and flexed their respective military muscles. As many have warned, a brewing war in…

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EDITORIAL In the tradition of Christian churches, Good Friday, the day marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, is a day of grief, as well as hope. Grief because of the awful reality of Christ’s death by crucifixion. Hope because by Christ’s death, many ardently believe that there will follow deliverance…

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Amid the somber thoughts of Lent, poor families may find temporal solace in the announcement by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Monday that the free college education program will start this June, and will be extended to more qualified students. More than 200 schools are expected to stop…

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The decision of California-based ride-hailing app Uber to exit the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia and sell out to rival Grab, may yet be the biggest test for local regulators. The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) must run a fine-toothed comb on the deal, which, analysts have warned, would…

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Various sectors have expressed strong opinions about the government’s contemplation of a six-month (to one year) closure of the island of Boracay to all forms of travel and tourism beginning April 26. Some people had even expected the closure to begin this Holy Week, when visitors and vacationers normally flock…

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