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What if war breaks out?

What if war breaks out?

Fear that war may break out at any time be­tween the Philippines and China continues to haunt many Filipinos with the growing presence and repeated incursions of the Chinese military and its ships in the West Philippine Sea.

Respect for life

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Respect for life

By Robert B. Roque, Jr. It is truly saddening to note that several government officials are still pushing for the restoration of the death penalty. The House of Representatives approved in March last year a bill restoring the death penalty on third and final reading for drug-related offenses, believing that it is an acceptable means […]

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In the claws of Dengvaxia

By Robert B. Roque, Jr. Panic continues to grip the poor parents of kids who were administered the controversial vaccine Dengvaxia especially now that the drug was condemned anew by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) over the death of the 71st child. PAO chief Attorney Persida Acosta said the death took place on July 19, […]

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Do what is right

By Robert B. Roque, Jr. The Philippines marked recently the second anniversary of its landmark 2016 victory in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The arbitral tribunal’s decision on the case invalidated China’s supposed historic nine-dash claim on the South China Sea. The problem, however, remains the same as China […]

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Breaking point

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Breaking point

By Robert B. Roque, Jr. THERE comes a time in a person’s life when continued anger and agitation being held back becomes harder and harder to control until it reaches a breaking point and he lets go of his rage. Just recently, a news footage came out showing an official of the US discussing what […]

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Unfulfilled promises

I often hear people say promises are made to be broken and lies are meant to be kept. It is true that most, not all, people fail to fulfill their vows one time too many. Even the country’s president is no exception. In his two years in office, President Duterte made several promises that he […]

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