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Betrayal and renewal

Betrayal and renewal

  FOR a country whose population is more than 80% Catholics, Holy Week is definitely a very sacred time of the year as the faithful commemorate the sacrifices and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time when Filipinos troop to the provinces – to visit families or vacation with families. But some stay put […]

Arm in arm with BARMM

  THE people have spoken. By an overwhelming “YES” vote of 1,540,017 as opposed to only 198,750 “NO” votes, the Bangsamoro Organic Law was ratified in plebiscites held last Jan. 21 and Feb. 6. Based on the plebiscites, the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will be composed of five provinces (Maguindanao, Lanao […]

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Surviving the campaign trail

  THREE weeks into the campaign and the 62 senatorial aspirants are crisscrossing the archipelago, attending televised debates, recording TV and radio ads, meeting with campaign strategists, and putting their best foot forward before the electorate, who on May 13, will exercise their sacred right to choose their leaders. If I wasn’t so focused on […]

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Tres Nacionalistas

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Tres Nacionalistas

    I AM deeply saddened with the passing of Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr. Since his appointment in May 2017, Espenilla has provided expertise, calmness, and stability to our monetary and economic policy. Our condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace. * * * For the 2019 […]

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And there they go!

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And there they go!

    LAST Feb. 12, candidates running for the 2019 senatorial elections began their 90-day campaign to convince the electorate that they are the right persons for the job. For the voters, it is the beginning of three months bombardment of information about candidates – some useful, others not so useful. Many analysts (this is […]

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Volunteerism

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Volunteerism

    I HAVE always believed that the Filipinos are good people. Despite the cynicism of some and our own penchant for “self-flagellation,” the Filipino people have demonstrated that they have the passion and the will to do what is good for the country. We are a nation of patriots. This was in full display […]

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