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Leaders as models

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Leaders as models

  THE recent Tarlac incident where a local candidate spanked a Comelec official who took down his over-sized campaign posters is decidedly unfortunate. The Comelec has vowed to probe the incident and sanc­tion the lawyer-candidate and even seek his disbarment if warranted. It better does so or it will merely strengthen the growing impression that […]

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Anti-probinsiyano

  NO matter how one objec­tively examines the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and its Metro Manila Council’s decision to ban pro­vincial buses from EDSA and compel their terminals’ transfer elsewhere, the move seems mindless and unfair to provin­cial commuters. Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, whose fellow Bicolanos will be severely burdened by the ban, has […]

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Samira Gutoc’s senate bid

  EASILY one of the most inter­esting senatorial candidates in the upcoming May mid-term elec­tions is smart and pretty young Muslim lady Samira Gutoc from the non-government organization (NGO) sector. Samira Gutoc, whose produc­tive life journey has been largely devoted to engagements in pro­moting youth development, edu­cation and empowerment trusts that NGO networks will actively […]

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The water issue tragedy

  “SHAPE up or ship out!” In confronting Metro Manila’s water czars, a fuming President Rodrigo Duterte had expressed his dismay over the way the country’s most valuable wa­ter resources are being man­aged. The water problem in Met­ro Manila is not just about shortage of supply; it also drumbeats the fact that as the need […]

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Plain housewives empowerment

  THE world currently observes International Women’s Month this March. As usual, the celebration’s theme focuses on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Indeed, despite tremen­dous gains in women’s welfare over the decades, women generally remain a notch lower than men in several aspects. Plain housewives or mothers who are compelled to re­main at home to […]

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A matter of debate

  IN many democratic countries around the world, debate is not just an academic platform in discussing crucial issues of public interest. Even in electoral exercises, it has become a tool in measur­ing a candidate’s depth of knowledge of issues and a reflection of the skill of a person on how to deliber­ate on the […]

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