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SKOPJE: When Macedonia declared independence in 1991, the new country chose a name that evoked the past glories of its most famous claimed son, Alexander the Great. But nearly three decades on, the decision to use the name of the ancient kingdom ruled by a general who once conquered half…

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IT is wearisome to watch the continuing battle of statements, of claims and counter-claims, between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Rappler, Inc. concerning the revocation of the company’s registration and license to operate by the corporate regulator. The decision of the SEC to annul Rappler’s registration is the…

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First word WILL the Philippine Republic survive the torment of watching the two houses of Congress individually convening as a “constituent assembly” in amending the 1987 Constitution? As important, should the Republic suffer the warnings of President Duterte that the nation will face war if Congress does not approve the…

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First of 2 parts AS a consequence of President Duterte’s war on drugs, there has been in the Philippines a move to reinstate death as capital punishment. On March 7, 2017, the House of Representatives approved the reimposition of the death penalty for drug-related crimes, among others, by a vote…

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First of 2 parts THE ruling PDP-Laban, through its Federalism Institute, has released a draft Constitution of the Federal Republic of the Philippines. The 67-page document can be summarized into this statement – it expands the power of the politicians and lacks the truly needed solutions to the problems of…

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DEFINITIONS have cultural contexts; this is what historian Zeus A. Salazar taught his students. So “heroism” and “kabayanihan” may be equivalent terms but they don’t have the same meaning. I will talk about this in an upcoming forum which will be held at the Social Weather Stations Knowledge Center on…

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