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THE hazy days of a summer vacation spent in Boracay or some other place with such balmy clime will be a distant memory for many students when they return to their academic pursuit for another year only to find that their tuitions fees have been raised alarmingly. In fact. House…

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By Tony Lopez Columnist The nation is looking for new leaders. In the May 13 elections, people showed they were willing to try new faces and inexperienced individuals. We vote for candidates because we recall their names. In the same manner, we buy refrigerators and television sets because we recognize…

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I voted for Grace Poe. It was a last minute decision. I voted for Grace Poe after I shaded Teddy Casiño and Ed Hagedorn and Richard Penson, the independents who I thought deserved a vote for even going up against political and showbiz bigwigs. The woman was on top of…

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By Thelma Dumpit-Murillo Initial reports say 70 percent to 75 percent of the 52 million registered voters trooped to the polls last May 13. That’s roughly 39 million deciding the fate of our almost 100 million population for the next three years. That’s more than a third. Just a third!…

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By George Friedman, STRATFOR GEOPOLITICAL JOURNEY Spain invites endless historical considerations, but on this trip I was struck by something more immediate and prosaic. We were on the road from Granada, near the coast, to Madrid, the capital in the center of the country. It was a four-lane highway, what…

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Listed and public. LT Group Inc. (LTG), the listed flagship of businessman Lucio Tan, grossed P37.72 billion from the sale of 1.84 billion shares at P20.50 per share. The shares were sold to outsiders to make LTG both listed and public. This was how LTG implemented the transaction: Tan-owned Tangent…

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Where would Philippine movies be without its colorful character actors and actresses whose job is to be as unpopular as possible? These are the men and women who specialize in playing the villain, and whom Filipino audiences love to hate. The moviegoers hiss and scream obscenities at these villains, whenever…

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It seems the barangay elections will take place in October after all, with President Aquino turning down suggestions that the exercise be postponed yet again. It was Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. who made the suggestion. We understand his reluctance to hold the polls. We have just emerged from a…