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A challenge for Patrick Aquino

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I WATCHED the finals of the 6th Dickies Women’s basketball championship last Sunday morning at the Buddhacare gym in Quezon City between the National University Lady Bulldogs of Patrick Aquino and the University of the East Lady Warriors of my…

Top 10 murder victims who solved their own murders

THE criminal justice system can be a bit tricky. Even if investigators think they know who committed a crime, they still have to be able to link a suspect to the scene without a shadow of a doubt. This is…

Tax reform, now!

THE good news last week was that our economy grew 6.5 per cent in the second quarter. Question is: how do we sustain, even accelerate, the momentum? Quite a few economists think that we should grow at least 7 per…

Speaking sparingly

As a general rule, the Supreme Court speaks through its decisions. True, it conducts regular press briefings to make public its policies, actions, and clarifications. But its decisions are not only the collective voice of its justices. In fact, they…

When the smoke clears

Ped xing Collateral damage. Originally a military jargon for unintended victims of crossfire in an armed conflict. But the term has gained popular use and general acceptance in economic, social, and political discourse. The broader meaning is the same—the absence…

‘Paalam Kian’

Bangon kalikasan Ito ang mga salitang binitawan ng mga kaibigan, kapitbahay at kaklase ni Kian habang minamasdan ang kanyang bangkay sa isang kabaong––paalam Kian. Naiulat ang pighati ng mga nagmamahal sa kanya sa maraming balitang pampubliko. Dumadami ang nakikidalamhati. Pinatay…

Magtayo pa ng mga kolehiyo at unibersidad

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MARAMING mahihirap ang natuwa nang pirmahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang panukalang batas na nag-uutos ng libreng tuition sa lahat ng state universities and colleges (SUCs). Pero marami rin ang nalungkot kahit sila’y mga mahihirap. Batid kasi nilang hindi rin…

PNP must ensure Kian's case is last of its kind

The recent alleged botched drug operation in Caloocan City which claimed the life of 17-year-old, Grade 11 student Kian Lloyd delos Santos dealt quite a big blow to the anti-drug efforts of the government, particularly the Philippine National Police (PNP).…

Attention Civil Service Commission

TULOY ang pakikipag-ugnayan sa atin ng mga empleyado ng National Printing Office (NPO). Hanggang ngayon kasi ay wala pa silang nakikitang pangitain na gagawa ng aksiyon si Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar laban kay NPO Assistant Director…

The practice of being honest

(Part 1) WE see it in courtroom dramas. A man is on trial for murder. A woman marches to the witness stand. But first, she is made to raise her right hand, lay her left hand on a Bible and…

‘No reckless bloodshed’

ALTHOUGH I fully support the ongoing all-out crackdown on drugs by the Philippine National Police, I join the whole country in demanding justice for Kian de los Santos, the Grade 11 student killed in a police operation gone awry in…

Next DSWD head

UNKNOWN to many, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) administers to the mushrooming needs of millions of poor and needy Filipinos, including the elderly and victims of natural and man-made calamities. In fact, one in five Filipinos is…

‘Deceptive accomplishment’

Paul's alarm THE “word” is now out: the group of embattled Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has hired several individuals from the ranks of the professional media for a much-needed “papogi” of their tattered image before the public as the congressional…
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