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Today is the feast of the Sto. Niño. The feast is immensely popular among Filipinos. Rich and poor, young and old alike maintain a strong, if not fanatical, devotion to the Holy Child. Fiestas and processions are held in his honor.

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Who’s in charge?

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THE Philippines tops the list of Asian countries where cases of teen pregnancy are rising, according to a UN report. This means young mothers aged 15-19 who take on the role of motherhood for which they are ill-prepared; more girls out of school; and added strain on the young mothers’ parents who have no choice but to shoulder all the burdens – financial and otherwise.

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The ASEAN Way in this year of PH chairmanship

THE Philippines, as chairman for 2017 of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), will launch ASEAN 2017 at the Davao SMX Convention Center today with the theme “We Are Partners for Change, Engaging the World.”

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Ma’am Leni

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A FAMILIAR maxim of old, “Every senator thinks of himself a Ceasar”. The local version, “There are 24 Republics as there are Senators”. It is a legitimate ambition for every senator, elected nationwide, to aspire to be president one day. So, what of Vice Presidents (VPs)? As the late Vice President Salvador Laurel would counsel me, “Politics is like poker. You have to keep your cards as close to your chest as possible”.

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Happy harvesters

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Believe it or not, greeting the Lunar New Year with alacrity and the revelry of tikoy and Kung Hei Fat Choi – “Congratulations and be prosperous” – has become a five-star event celebrated in the finest hotels and restaurants.

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IT was a choice between the stand taken by three economic managers in the cabinet and a group of secretaries concerned with more human needs and problems. President Duterte decided for the latter and thus approved a proposed increase in the pensions of old retired members of the Social Security System (SSS).

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