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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    —George Santayana
    I COULD not ascertain with sufficient accuracy the demographic profile of those who marched yesterday to denounce the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege…

    RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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    PRESIDENT Duterte should fire Commission on Human Rights head and Liberal Party stalwart Jose Gascon. Let the courts rule if this is unconstitutional, as the Yellow Cultists claim.
    Duterte should invoke the wisdom of the saint of Gascon’s Yellow Cult, President Corazon Aquino, who ruled that the CHR head serves…

    Editorial

    EDITORIAL

    Normally, the House of Representatives is the one that accuses a public official in an impeachment case; it charges the official with betrayal of public trust, among other various offenses. Today, it is the House – as personified by the House justice committee – that stands accused of betraying public…

    Columnists

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    I DON’T know why we mark September 21, 1972 as the day when Marcos inflicted martial law via Proclamation 1081. It was a normal enough Thursday. But, for numerologist Macoy, the number 7 and any of its multiples, like 21, were sacred. I don’t know why we have to live…

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    SO, we are going into Build, Build, Build in the immediate future as promised by the Duterte administration. In general, this is most welcome after years of infrastructure neglect and the consequent price that the population of this country has had to pay, particularly the working population. Yes, let us…

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    Part 1 IT is not only Asean that will globalize us and challenge us with cultural diversity. Right within the hallowed halls of our institutions we do experience the diverse orientations of the generations which both mentors and mentored represent along with individual differences. It is best that we become…

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    THE three men who challenged Colorado’s Sex Offender Registration Act were sentenced to probation. Two of them also served 90 days in jail. Their real punishment began later, when they found that appearing in the state’s online registry of sex offenders made it impossible to lead a normal life. Early…

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    BY WANG JIAMEI WITH China and Russia poised to deepen cooperation on space exploration, a long-term mechanism is needed to realize the full potential of their joint resources. Scientists in Russia’s Novosibirsk have submitted three applications to conduct experiments at China’s planned orbiting space station under zero-gravity conditions, Sputnik International…

    FOCUS

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    RAMU, Bangladesh: As thousands of Rohingya flee ethnic violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh’s small Buddhist community fears the crisis could spark a violent backlash from their Muslim neighbors. Many Bangladeshis are angry over the treatment in Buddhist-majority Myanmar of the Rohingya, a persecuted stateless minority who they see as Muslim brethren.…

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    A CHARACTER in the fine film, “Sideways,” has written a novel, which he has entitled, The Day After Yesterday, meaning, of course, today. Today, September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos on September 21 (or 23), 1972, has been…

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    THERE is no doubt. President Ferdinand Marcos was very much into myth-making. In fact, the entire backbone of his ideology embodied the installation of symbols and metaphors of nation-building. We can debate on how truthful or accurate these were, but one needs to realize that truthfulness and accuracy are not…

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    WHEN we think of Filipino architecture, we immediately picture the bahay kubo. It reflects the ingenuity and resilience of our ancestors. It is culturally and geographically distinctive, made with local materials that are designed to adapt to the geographical climate. While the bahay kubo or bahay na bato are great…

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    RODY orders ban on street drinking. Munich’s Oktoberfest is set to violate the restriction. * * * Chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza relayed the successful rescue of Fr. Teresito Soganub to the media. One soldier died and several were wounded. Expect CBCP to thank CHR’s Chito Gascon for a…

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    THERE is resistance to federalism from the business community because of the fear that doing business would generally be harder under a federal government structure considering that there would now be two levels of sovereignty, the state/region and the federal government, each adopting rules and regulations that in their totality,…

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    SEVERAL writers have looked into declassified US government documents covering the period leading to September 21, 1972 and found intriguing stuff about Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. Using those documents, Filipino historian Lisandro Claudio revealed the networking Ninoy did with the communists so he could topple “a morally bankrupt regime” (GMA…