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I distinctly remember facing members of the media in one of the coffee shops in Starmall in Mandaluyong City to announce that I had conceded the 2010 presidential elections to the winner, President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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Fighting terror

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First, 49 people were killed by a gunman in Orlando, Florida in what authorities described as acts of terror and hate. The American-born assassin allegedly pledged allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS in a 911 call during the cowardly attack that is regarded as the deadliest mass shooting in the US and its worst terror attack since the 9/11 attacks.

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Unjustified

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AS I write this column, news reports from the United States indicate that at least 50 people have been killed in what is being considered as the worst mass shooting incident in that country’s history.

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Happiness

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In his homily in St. Peter’s Square before some 70,000 youth who were in Rome for a Holy Year weekend for teenagers, Pope Francis said that “happiness has no price” and that it is “not an app that you can download on your phones, nor will the latest update bring you freedom and grandeur in love.”

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Today, Congress is scheduled to perform its constitutional duty to canvass the votes for president and vice president cast in the May 9, 2016, elections.

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It has been over a week since we trooped to the polls to exercise our sovereign right to elect our leaders. Despite reports of election-related violence in some areas, authorities have declared the May, 2016, elections generally peaceful.

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