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Security and privacy

The Philippine Senate approved last month the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act of 2018 which seeks to establish a national ID system. The House of Representatives had earlier passed a similar measure.

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First Class

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First Class

The observance of Holy Week allows us to reflect on the life and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. While we cannot possibly duplicate the suffering that the Son of God endured in order to save us from sin and evil, we can seek inspiration as we go through our own sacrifices and travails in our existential life.

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Holy Week rebooting

THIS coming Palm Sunday will mark the beginning of Holy Week. For a predominantly Catholic nation like the Philippines, this will usher in traditional commemorations of a very significant event in Christendom.

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We know that certain smells trigger different emotions. For instance, the smell of some items can flood us with memories and emotions. You might smell the strong aroma of tuyo (dried fish) in the morning and remember the time when your whole family gather together for breakfast over tuyo, sinangag (fried rice) and coffee.

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The Duterte administration is determined to usher in what it calls the “golden age of infrastructure” in the Philippines. It has said that it is committed to pour in R8 – R9 trillion for infrastructure projects spread over six years.

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Outrage

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I am outraged by the death of a Filipina, Joanna Demafelis, in Kuwait apparently because of abuses from her employers as suggested by the fact that her body bore torture wounds, including bruises and a broken hipbone. She was found inside a freezer at an abandoned apartment earlier this month. The autopsy further revealed that Joanna was already dead when she was put inside the freezer.

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