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Give Robredo space

Give Robredo space

  THE public should give Vice President Leni Robredo some space to pursue her policies as newly-appointed co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD). According to Presidential Spokes­person Salvador Panelo, although Robredo said earlier that she intends to enforce the government’s anti-narcotics policy without senseless killings, this should not be used to pit […]

Prepare for the worst

  NO matter what some people say, it will be the hardest thing for anyone to prepare for the worst when it comes to earthquakes. Unlike storms whose movements can be read by weather machines, earthquakes are unpredictable and can occur even at the most unex­pected time. Just recently, a series of tremors struck Mindanao. […]

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Haunting the dead

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Haunting the dead

  WHAT a long and grumpy day this must be for the dead. Before, when the living offered no more than a simple candle, a rose, and a short prayer, it was a spiritual reunion in the middle of earth and heaven most awaited by departed loved ones. Now, the dead could only wish they […]

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Xmas wish: No power crisis

  THE Philippines needs more power now. It is found wanting as evidenced by the series of yellow alerts that we have been experienc­ing in the Luzon network. We are already in the “ber” months, approaching Christmas, thus with the cooler temperatures, demand is supposed to be and ex­pected to be lower. Yet, our country […]

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Resignation

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Resignation

  WHEN General Oscar Albay­alde, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, stepped down from his post weeks ahead of his scheduled retirement, people were not surprised. They expect­ed it but could only guess his real reason or reasons for leaving. To a misbehaved govern­ment official, resignation could mean avoidance from dire con­sequences, cowardice in the face […]

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Probe entire PNP

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Probe entire PNP

  THE Philippine National Police (PNP) should investigate the whole orga­nization and not merely the colonels whom President Duterte said were dabbling in illegal drugs. Duterte earlier revealed in a forum attended by Russian officials, world leaders, VIPs, and journalists in Rus­sia that two generals are playing with illegal drugs (He later clarified they were […]

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