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BEIJING: Marx might struggle to recognize his heirs among the billionaires, skyscrapers and stock exchanges of modern China. But as the country’s ruling Communist Party meets for its twice-a-decade congress this week, it boasts an 89 million-strong membership that still attracts people motivated by ideology — and self-interest. “When I…

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BANGKOK: Gilded chariots, horses and columns of military men in bright costumes swept through Bangkok’s old quarter on Saturday in a final dress rehearsal for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s funeral — a meticulously-planned spectacle of devotion to a man known as the “soul of the nation.” Steered by the Buddhist…

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Public outrage is mounting over the brazen disregard for justice and attempt by the Aegis Juris fraternity members to cover up their involvement in the hazing incident that led to the death last month of Horacio “Atio” Castillo. The Senate hearing this week uncovered the raw ugliness of the human…

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PRESIDENT Duterte has been so identified as friendly to the Marcoses that his critics have painted him as Marcos incarnate. It did not help that he was vocal in his support for the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. And it was even…

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Part 3 ONE of the dearest recollections I have of my childhood is the strange congruence between Holy Communion and an early concept of what Chinese is. Early on, my mother steeped us her children in receiving the Holy Host for Sundays on end. We just loved that ritual, in…

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I ATTENDED on Wednesday the Fernandina media forum which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, having some claim as the oldest in the country with 25 years of uninterrupted history. Bobby Brillante, a former Makati Vice Mayor, was one of the guests. He is a convenor of the Campaign…

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IN 2004, I wrote a column about Bill O’Reilly’s alleged sexual harassment of Andrea Mackris, one of his producers. Her suit charged that O’Reilly pressured her to have telephone sex with him. Mackris had taped some of their conversations, including O’Reilly’s threat that he would destroy any woman who retaliated…