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Pope warns on walls; we’re building bridges

  THE issue of walls has long bedevilled United States President Donald Trump. It is largely a local – to Americans – issue, but it has somehow drawn the attention of much of the rest of the world, partly because it involves the ongo­ing problem of migration, and also because walls represent the idea of […]

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Court case holds back MMDA plan

  THE terrible traffic on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) is the result of hundreds of thousands of vehicles added to Metro traffic every year, without enough roads to accommodate them. There is general agreement that the traffic situation should improve when all the elevated roads now under construction are completed. The Metro Manila […]

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Nation joins World No-Tobacco Day today

  MORE than three decades since the world, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), started observing World No-Tobacco Day in 1987, smoking remains a major health problem, blamed for so many illnesses such as lung cancer. The harmful effects of tobacco smoking are well documented. It is blamed for the death of seven million […]

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Rains may have come but solar plans continue

  NOW that the rains have begun to fall – a sign that the rainy season is about to begin with the “habagat” southwest winds – we may be tempted to forget what we should have done during the months when we had plenty of sun. We were so concerned with the fear of water […]

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The language of dialogue in international relations

  A CONFERENCE on the Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) was held this May in Beijing, China, focusing on ways and means to boost dialogue, prosperity, and peace for all in the world today. It was held just a month after the Belt and Road Initiative Forum for International Cooperation attended by 37 heads of […]

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The highest priority for any school problems

  WE are now in the middle of preparations for the opening of School Year 2019-2020. The Department of Education (DepEd) expects 27,817,737 students to start at­tending classes in the nation’s schools, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, when the school year begins on Monday, June 3. This is 2.95 percent more than last school year’s […]

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