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From user to farmer

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Addressing our most serious problems requires the cooperation of everyone. Democracy, they say, is the rule of the people. This does not only mean that we have equal rights but that we must also share in the burden of governance.

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From victims to heroes

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Twelve days after the tragic events in President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown and people are understandably focused on finding the perpetrators of the gruesome crime and bringing them to justice.

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United against terror

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Let me just express this at the onset: I condemn the cowardly terror attack against the good people of Davao City. An attack against Davaoeños is an attack against all Filipinos.

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Peace is coming

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I am basically an optimistic person. I see the glass half-full. Where others see problems, I see opportunities. When I was in the legislature, I always viewed public service as a chance to do something good rather than be petrified by the enormous challenges of governing.

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Hidilyn Diaz

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The last time we won a medal in the Olympics was 1996. To give us a bit of a perspective on this, Fidel V. Ramos was the president and I was in my second term as congressman of Las Piñas.

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I have always loved watching movies. I remember when I was in college, some of my classmates would go to Cubao or Quiapo to catch a movie for 60 cents. We would also eat out at our favourite cheap restaurants like Ma Mon Luk and Chopsticks House.

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