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No, I don’t mean the NBA Finals which starts later this week. “That” time refers to school opening season, and today millions of students will rejoin the daily rush, competing with their adult counterparts for space in buses, jeeps, shuttles and the like. Tricycles even, although this mode of transport…

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‘A’ & ‘B’ shares. PNOC Exploration Corp., a government-owned corporation, still maintains the classification of its 2.002-billion-share capital stock into 1.522 billion common ‘A’ shares, or 76.024 percent and 479.751 billion common ‘B’ shares, or 23.964 percent, when this practice has long ago been discouraged, if not banned, by the…

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Despite the Constitution stating that dynasties have no place in the country’s political system, they remain so entrenched that removing them is considered all but impossible. In the end, it is up to the people to take whatever action is necessary to remove the dynasts from office, with elections still…

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Millions of Filipinos of school age troop back to their institutions of learning tomorrow, the first day of school year 2013-14. From elementary to high school to college and beyond, the students are being prepared for life in the real world, where hopefully the skills they learned in school will…

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“Excessive and unreasonable”. “Patently oppressive”. That’s how President Aquino describes the bill he vetoed, a bill that would have given centenarians a 75 percent discount on goods and services, among other benefits. “The discount exceeds the usual mark-up rate of most businesses and will obliterate profit margins and result in…

Marlen V. Ronquillo

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The three main LGUs covered by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)— Bataan, Zambales and Olongapo City—have to be studied in-depth by those looking at anti-dynasty politics. This is an imperative. Because these three contiguous political territories with interlocked economies had very divergent takes on political dynasties . “Divergent takes…

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Corpus Christi, Year C June 2, 2013 Gen 14:18-20/Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4/1 Cor 11:23-26/Luke 9:11b-17 One common human experience is that when you love someone you desire to remain in their company. You want to stay in their presence. When Jesus was with his disciples he enjoyed their company…

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A few weeks ago, I was in the mountain villages of Zambales talking to a group of small subsistence Aeta farmers, an indigenous people. The agriculturists from the Preda Fair Trade project were there to help them gather and weigh their wild mangos and Preda Fair Trade staff were ready…