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JOHN Grisham’s Rooster Bar the Inquirer’s Ruel S. de Vera seemed to have panned last Monday as the “most outlandish yet.” If so, I can only concur. Grisham’s latest ended by mocking the credo that crime does not pay. Grisham wrote in the Pelican Brief (not what an NBA basketball…

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ATTENDING the National Book Awards at the end of the year is always an interesting look-and-hear exercise at what new books have been published, what they are all about and who wrote and who published. Otherwise, one would not know the breadth of publications unless one visited the publishers’ bookstores,…

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Part 1 ORGANIZATIONAL culture is an organization’s way of life. It is “a system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave in organizations.” Based on this culture system, the organization has its unique way of “doing things” evident in its policies and practices. This culture is…

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MADRID: A 2018 budget that has still not been approved, a constitutional reform left hanging in the air. Far from a mere territorial issue, the Catalan crisis has also paralyzed Spanish politics as a whole. The independence drive, which caused the country’s biggest crisis in decades, has only added to…

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INFLATION slowed down to 3.3 percent in November and is forecast to continue at this low level until the end of the year and beyond. This will make Filipino families’ Christmas shopping less inhibited, boosting this year’s holiday season cheer. As reported in our Business Times headline story on Wednesday…

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THE secret is out. The House of Representative has a wealth of lawyers and public policy specialists within its membership. In stark contrast, the Senate is starved of legal acumen and experience. This is the principal insight that I have stumbled on from watching patiently the long-running House…

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CHURCH and State just got less separated. Starting Sunday, the presidents of the Republic of the Philippines and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines both hailed from Davao. A family friend of President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles took over as CBCP president from Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop…

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