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Help juvenile delinquents

  INSTEAD of penalizing juve­nile delinquents now called children in conflict with the law (CICL), the government should focus on helping them change, develop and find their rightful role in society. President Duterte has re­peatedly expressed his desire to bring down the age of criminal liability, citing the ris­ing cases of minors involved in crimes. […]

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Trash in Manila Bay

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Trash in Manila Bay

  APART from its captivat­ing multicolored sunsets and being considered as one of the world’s greatest har­bors, Manila Bay has been known historically for being the site of the naval battle of the Spanish-American War in May 1898. However, its natural beauty and historic importance has been ruined in the past years by the sight […]

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Money talks

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Money talks

    I HATE to spoil the po­lice’s declared success in solving the murder of Ako Bicol Party-list Rep­resentative Rodel Bato­cabe and his security es­cort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz, in Daraga, Albay, but it seems there’s more to this case than meets the eye. There’s the issue of the P50-million reward that helped flush out the […]

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A lesson to bullies

    IT was only proper for Ate­neo de Manila University (ADMU) to take action and dismiss its junior high school student who was caught on camera while punching and kicking another student in an incident that spread on social media. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said the episode was not only a […]

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Grief before Christmas

    IT is truly saddening that some people would rather shroud their fellow men in grief and bring sad­ness rather than spread love and happiness this holiday season. Albay Governor Al Fran­cis Bichara revealed that a whopping P30 million has been offered by some congressmen and the provincial government of Albay for anyone who […]

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The bells are home

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The bells are home

    IT was a moment of tri­umph for Filipinos when the three bells taken from the church in Balangiga, Eastern Samar by venge­ful US troops as combat trophies during the Filipino-American War finally found their way back home after 117 years. The bronze bells were taken by American soldiers after razing the town and […]

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