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I tell you, brothers and sisters, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it fully. For the world…

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What more depraved cultural, economic, community-approved practice is there than giving an 11-year old girl as a sex partner to a man more than 30 years older and call that marriage? It is a debasement of marriage itself for a start, but the so-called “child marriage” is practiced widely in…

Editorial

Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano thought he had found the smoking gun of corruption and malfeasance in the Duterte administration with his so-called expose on the P18-billion Frigate Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy. He has even dragged into the fray the name of Christopher “Bong” Go, the special assistant…

Columnists

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other corporate watchdogs have this historical leniency toward corporations that violate the ownership provisions of the Philippine Constitution. If a corporation is found exceeding the maximum 40 percent foreign ownership, remedies are instantly found and legal corrections set into motion, such as registering…


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Political conflict is like a huge Corrida De Torros. You get confused about who is the real bully – the bull itself or the toreador or tornero? Or the spectators who pay good money to see blood spilled on the ground? Are we the los picadores who taunt both…

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UNITED NATIONS: International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the US administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works…

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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 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…