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Keep up precautions as restrictions are lifted

Keep up precautions as restrictions are lifted

  NATURAL disasters of various kinds continue around the world in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska last Monday, sending off tsunami waves, only three months after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the same region. Across the ocean, the Philippines was hit by its 16th storm […]

Senator Villar’s appeal for rice farmers

  IT was in 2018 that market prices – inflation in economic terms – rose to a peak of 6.7 percent in October, after steadily rising throughout the year. High rice prices were seen as a major cause of the inflation, rice constituting a big major part of the Filipino diet. As Congress met on […]

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Surveys under close scrutiny as US polls near

  Poll surveys have become an important part of life and government in countries around the world. People in democratic countries get to declare what they want and support openly in periodic elections. In between elections, poll surveys indicate how people think and feel about government programs and plans. And they are used to predict […]

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We may yet have our revered ‘Simbang Gabi’

  IT is still two months away from the country’s most revered religious tradition of the “Simbang Gabi” but both religious and government leaders are already planning for it. We have cancelled so many of our traditional practices because of COVID-19 since March, among them the Visita Iglesia during Holy Week, the many fiestas and […]

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Justice with compassion – a mother & her baby

  “CAN we not have justice with compassion?” This was asked by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in a statement it issued on the death and burial of a three-month-old baby who was separated from her mother Reina Mae Nasino, just a month after she gave birth to her on July 1 while […]

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Peace hopes up in flight disputes

  THE South China Sea has long been a major field of contention between the United States and China, with the US actively challenging China’s claim to sovereignty over most of the sea within a nine-dash line, and constantly sending ships and planes into the area asserting freedom of navigation in what it considers international […]

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