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They were the reluctant four. Only 14 and 16 years old, the four — Ruby, Jenny, Angel and Ruth — were rescued from traffickers by the municipal social worker and local police and brought to the Preda Home for Girls for recovery and cure. They were caught in a house…

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Part 4 So there goes the old Chinaman’s tale of how so deeply sinicized the Philippines has become such that it just is extremely difficult to expunge the Chinese imprimatur in every aspect of the country’s social life: economy, culture, politics. As far back as the late sixties, I already…

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MOSCOW: A century ago, on October 25, 1917, Lenin’s Marxist Bolsheviks took control of Russia’s imperial capital, launching the October Revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet Union. Although the Bolsheviks were in a political minority, they painstakingly prepared their coup, benefiting from a power vacuum in the…

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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…

EDITORIAL

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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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