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An event to lift hopes of recovering world

  AT a time when most of the world is groping for hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and national economies are at record low levels with few expectations for recovery anytime soon, China held its annual “Single’s Day” shopping spree last Wednesday. This annual sale was conceived by retail giant Alibaba in […]

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Meralco joins gov’t storm restoration work

    THIS has been a devastat­ing period for the Philippines as it was battered by a series of storms and powerful ty­phoons that came one after the other in close succession. Storms “Pepito” and “Quinta” hit in October, followed by super-typhoon “Rolly,” the world’s strongest typhoon this year, then by storms “Siony” and “Tonyo.” […]

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The long official process of US polls

  UNITED States President Donald Trump has refused to concede de­feat in the 2020 presidential elec­tion to Joseph Biden, prolonging the uncertainty that continues to hang over the election results. President Trump is evidently falling back on the fact that the winner of the election will be of­ficially declared only on January 6, 2021, about […]

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Mail voting for Philippines?

  TWO principal factors – the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the tremendous interest in President Trump’s reelection bid – caused a major expansion of the American voting system this year. Millions of Americans opted to vote in advance and via mail-ballots to avoid the traditional mass gathering at voting centers on Election Day. Two days […]

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PH, other world leaders greet new US president

  PHILIPPINE relations with the United States are not expected to undergo any major change with the election of a new US president. We remain a close ally of the US, although we have also developed new ties with China. President Duterte has been able to maintain close relations with both US President Trump and […]

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US polls – It’s all over, but not for Trump

  THE world this week saw the election of a new United States president – Joseph (Joe) Biden Jr. of Delaware, candidate of the Democratic Party, along with his vice presidential teammate Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Three days after the election, the early counts in the 50 states as reported by news networks had […]

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