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President affirms long-held position on South China Sea

President affirms long-held position on South China Sea

  PRESIDENT Duterte, in a speech broadcast at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 27, affirmed the country’s commitments to the Charter of the UN, to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and to the Arbitral Award of July 12, 2016. His statement affirming the Arbitral Award was immediately welcomed by critics […]

CoA acknowledges reforms at MMDA

CHAIRMAN Danilo Lim of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had good reason to take pride in the “unqualified opinion” it received from the Commission on Audit (CoA) for “fairness of presentation of its financial statements for the fiscal year 2019.” It was the first time in its 45 years of existence the MMDA was […]

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But who do you say that I am?

  GOSPEL: LK 9:18-22 *  ONCE when Jesus was praying in solitude and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do […]

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A painful read

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A painful read

  BY JULLIE Y. DAZA   Alex Lacson has produced a novel with a powerful title and an oft-repeated, unteachable lesson. The title is Five Hundred Years without Love (faint echoes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and Autumn of the Patriarch?). The lessons are just as unlearnable, with or without the […]

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UFO

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UFO

  BY ALEX CALLEJA   Ang column na ito ay ginawa para sa mga taong may suliranin sa buhay na gusto ng agarang solusyon! Walang maliit o malaking problema, lahat dito, pantay-pantay! Huwag niyo nga lang seseryosohin kasi hindi lahat ng mababasa niyo dito totoo! Good vibes lang! Simulan na natin! * Hi Alex, Madaming […]

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Not a celebration but a reminder

  SEPTEMBER 21 came and went early this week with hardly anyone noticing. This is as it should be. The day martial law was declared in the country in 1972 does not deserve to be marked with any kind of memorial ceremony. We used to observe a day called Bataan Day, commemorating the day Bataan […]

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