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Songs for farmers

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First, a nationwide search for outstanding farmers. Followed by a festival of indie movies about farming and the Filipino farmer. Last Sunday, from a harvest of 10 finalists in a songwriting competition – the songs sung in praise of farmers – the best three songs were chosen.

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PRESIDENT Duterte has a truly difficult task with regards to a group of islands in the South China Sea west of Palawan. Collectively known as the Kalayaan islands, they include Pagasa (37.2 hectares), Likas (18.6 hectares), Parola (12.7 hectares), Lawak (7.93 hectares), and Kota (6.45 hecares). Filipino fishermen live there today; they have been on Lawak since 1970.

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The Catholic faithful traditionally observe Holy Wednesday, the fourth day of the Holy Week, with solemn processions that are held in several towns and cities across the country.

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More than a year ago, I became a grandfather. Few events in one’s life can rival the feeling of being a lolo. It’s right up there with the time I married the love of my life, Cynthia, and the birth of my children, Paolo, Mark, and Camille.

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WITH the United States missile attack on a Syrian airbase last Friday, the war in Syria entered a new phase that may soon end the seven-year stalemate – or raise the war to a new level of violence.

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One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.

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