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IN the same spirit as his visit to Cuba last December, United States (US) President Barack Obama went to Hanoi, Vietnam, last Monday. As the visit to Cuba ended five decades of Cold War hostility between the two Western Hemisphere neighbors, the visit to Hanoi sought to transform an old enemy in the Vietnam War of 1958-1975 into a new partner for peace in our part of the world.

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As expected, the migration of congressmen and other officials to the incoming administration party and coalition has begun. Over a dozen members of the Liberal Party (LP) from the Visayas have signed a declaration of support for a speaker of the House of Representatives from the PDP-Laban party of winning presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte.

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THE nation’s millions of students and pupils troop back to the public schools on Monday, June 13, but two weeks before that, the Department of Education (DepEd) will lead what has become a yearly tradition in getting the community and various government agencies to join in preparing the schools for the year – Brigada Eskwela.

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It’s unfortunate that the unofficial quick count of votes for vice president in the recent elections has been marred to the point that charges of poll sabotage have been filed against the Commission on Elections and officials of Smartmatic and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

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THIS may well be the most significant legacy of the outgoing Aquino administration – a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 6.9 percent for the first quarter of 2016. It was better than China’s 6.7 percent, Vietnam’s 5.5 percent, Indonesia’s 4.9 percent, and Malaysia’s 4.2 percent. The Philippines was thus the fastest growing economy in Asia in these first three months of the year.

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IN line with his campaign promise to stop crime and the spread of drugs in the country in three to six months, presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte has proposed the restoration of the death penalty for its deterrent effect on crime. He even proposed that the penalty be carried out by hanging, instead of lethal injection which replaced the electric chair in the Philippines when the death penalty was still in force.

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