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THE Palace is to be commended for protesting China’s naming of five features in the Philippine Rise, also known as Benham Rise. That vast undersea area in the Pacific is part of the Philippines’ continental shelf, therefore giving the country sovereign rights, including the economic exploitation of natural resources. Manila…

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Xi Jinping, China’s supreme leader, has learned a valuable lesson from Vladimir Putin. Annexing territories, like what Mr. Putin did with Crimea in March of 2014, is always a win-win thing. After the annexation of Crimea and the balkanization of Ukraine, Mr. Putin’s political stock did not only rise. There…

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Here we go again. It’s that sullen time of year when mass vestments turn penitential purple, Fridays are meatless, and two days, last Ash Wednesday and Good Friday on March 30, we have to skip meals. And the faithful undertake varying degrees of prayer, mortification, and charity — all to…

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A good one: Pete, 9: Is it true? Dad, I heard that in China, a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries her. Roger, his father: That happens everywhere, son, everywhere. * * * The Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Office…

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Jake, 22, laughed when I asked him who he voted for in the local elections for mayor. He said he abstained, but he went to the house of the mayor and received money just the same. “Why not? It was free, everyone was going there,” he reasoned. The mayor was…

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Part Two For one who had followed the Senate hearing on the PCSO and witnessed how Senators Lacson and Sotto took turns, along with Atong Ang and Sandra Cam, in bashing General Balutan, listening to the PCSO general manager at The Manila Times roundtable last Thursday was a surprising experience.…

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IN a world that often feels tumultuous and erratic, it’s helpful to step back and realize that change is the only constant, whether in personal life or the life of a nation. To weather the storm, look to the horizon to gain perspective and thereby peace. When George Washington decided…