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A move is underway for a recount of the vote totals in the three battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania in the last United States presidential election. The goal is not to seek to overturn Republican candidate Donald Trump’ s narrow win in the three states but to eliminate the possibility that a cyber attack had manipulated the results.

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At the start of his administration on June 30, 2016, President Duterte said he would issue an executive order to implement Freedom of Information – at least in the Executive Department. The President made good on his pledge with Executive Order No. 2, Series of 2016, on July 23.

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TODAY is the first Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Hope to Christians, and it comes at a time of great troubles and problems in our world and in our country.

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FILIPINO fishermen thanked President Duterte profusely when they were finally allowed to return to their old fishing grounds at Scarborough Shoal – known to us as Panatag or Bajo de Masinloc – last month after four years that they were blocked by Chinese vessels claiming the area as Chinese territory.

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THE proposed P2,000 increase in the pensions of Social Security System (SSS) retirees, it may be recalled, was vetoed by then President Aquino in January this year, after raising such high hopes among the thousands of old retirees receiving pensions of as little as P2,500 a month.

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IN 1947, a Memorial Cemetery for Filipino military personnel who had served in World War II was set up within Fort Bonifacio in Bicutan, Taguig City. The war had ended in 1945 and a new Philippine republic established in 1946. The many Filipino soldiers who had died in the war, from privates to generals, would have a fitting resting place.

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