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https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VhDhlmBgxFdgr0Iu9Pogc?si=jnUuzcFdSFS-0IFj-gK_-g IT is often considered politically fashionable here to criticize the United States for “meddling” in Philippine affairs and, to be fair, there are occasionally problematic issues that arise. However, taking a persistently scoffing view of US interest in the Philippines overlooks the fact that our countries’ long...

The bastardization of research

DESPITE Cynthia Villar’s exasperation with the expense that goes into research, progress without research is inconceivable. Any gains that would be made would be a matter of serendipity. But...

A pandemic-battered world re-embraces technocracy

IT is often said that four-time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi — TV mogul, populist and demagogue — had presaged the coming of Donald Trump. Both leaders nearly ran...

Not going nuclear on coups

KUALA LUMPUR: If there is any lesson to be drawn from the daily grind of international affairs, it is that there is no easy, one-size-fits-all solution to most of...

Anatomy of two impeachments — nuances and repercussions

THE acquittal of former president Donald Trump by the US Senate is now part of its Congressional Records, an indelible historical blight that will haunt America for generations. That...

Four days in February

I WAS a government employee during the last few years of the Marcos dictatorship. During that time, people were not expected to publicly criticize the government, especially if you...

Sustainable energy key to Covid-19 recovery in Asia-Pacific

BANGKOK: The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the...

Pray for SC justices to render good decision on anti-terror law

THERE are people who seem to label as “red” and “pro-red” (or “pro-yellow”) just about everyone who speaks for justice, uprightness, nonviolence, human rights, good governance and sanity. By doing...

To ease or to maintain the quarantine: A question of public health policy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7DFt4jrL1TblVpldAXGhrW?si=wI2HLjHeQXiZg01f5P0haw A FAMOUS British newspaper publisher and editor once decreed as the guiding light of his paper (The Guardian) the principle that “opinion is free, facts are sacred.” It will be...

Senate should probe integrity of PH Covid testing system

First word IF only because the government’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) policy is driven by the relentless increase of new cases or infections in the daily reports of the Department...

PNP has to put a stop to rampant killings by bike-riding gunmen

WHAT’s the Philippine National Police (PNP) doing about the killings being perpetrated by motorcycle-riding gunmen? To put it in Filipino slang, natutulog ang mga pulis sa pansitan (the police are...

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DENR honors Secretary Cimatu’s late wife

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) paid tribute to the late wife of Secretary Roy Cimatu. In a statement on Thursday, the DENR...

On EDSA anniversary: Robredo urges unity vs pandemic, ‘constant threat’ on democracy

AS the Philippines commemorates the 35th year anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo urged Filipinos to unite...

Duterte to public: ‘We should pray more’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to “pray more” amid the present challenges being faced by the country. “So many things are really coming our...

Duterte on EDSA anniversary: ‘Set aside differences, work together’ 

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged Filipinos to "set aside our differences and work together" as the Philippines marked the 35th anniversary of the...

Balance of payments reverts to short fall in Jan

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) reverted to deficit at the start of the year as the national government pays its foreign obligations, according...

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