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“WARS are always clarifying” is a line that I jotted down from a column in the New York Times that was written two years after the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. The subject was ostensibly “9/11” and the war on terrorism that it set…

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IT could have been worse, far worse.
The Marawi siege killed more than a thousand people, destroyed Muslim Mindanao’s cultural capital, and bloodied the Armed Forces of the Philippines for nearly five months. But thankfully there were no

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UNLIKE Cocoy Dayao, who disappeared after being outed by RJ Nieto aka Thinking Pinoy, Sass Rogando Sasot and VOV PH, Jover Laurio outed herself after being doxed by Nieto. And she did it with dramatic flair. She went public in an arrogant manner, declaring audaciously that she will see in…

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A FEW days ago, I was in Marawi with two of my fellow architects and planners, Lito de Jesus and Mikey Ramos. We were heartbroken over what we saw as the military took us around ground zero. Marawi is a progressive and thriving city with mid-rise buildings, schools, hospitals, business…

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IMPACT on global warming: By driving electric cars instead of gas vehicles, global warming wouldn’t be stopped. But it would definitely be slowed down while a more permanent solution to the problem that effects the globe daily is determined. Consumers of the electric car also save a huge sum of…

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WHAT a huge disappointment the Duterte administration has evolved into after so much hope and hype were generated from the election. Instead of bold moves to restructure the country towards more manageable governance units, not much actual progress towards a unified vision with gameplan and timeline of transforming into a…

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Last of 2 parts AGREEING with physicist Robert Oppenheimer, Gen. Charles Douglas Jackson, US President Eisenhower’s Special Assistant on Psychological Warfare also believed that the public must know of the dangers of a nuclear war. Eisenhower was also on the same page. They launched “Project Candor,” a massive information campaign…

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Last of 2 parts THIRD, a decisive and stable leadership is needed to deal with many outstanding national security issues that the country is facing and will continue to face in the years ahead—the war on drugs, terrorism and US-China relations. There is no certainty that a prime minister at…

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