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SOON after he said the United States should mind its own business and stop criticizing his campaign against drugs as it has its own human rights problems, President Duterte opened another controversial window in the country’s relationship with its former colonial ruler.

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Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said, ‘What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward.’ The steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me?

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Wife wants to leave

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My wife and I married ahead of schedule because we were expecting a baby. In working hard to be a good provider and father, I neglected to be a sensitive husband. Now, my wife says she doesn’t love me anymore. I love her and I promise to be a better husband. Is it possible to save our marriage when only one spouse wants to see it work?

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Under siege

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The traditional and notional concept of war is often one of armed conflict and in the nature of its clearest exemplifications – invasions. The narrative of previous World Wars engaged in long drawn out trench warfare, naval armadas controlling sea lanes, with the combine of air superiority is the most comprehensible picture in the imagination of the common man. The idea of “boots on the ground” is however a limited view of the various spectrum wherein “war” may actually exist between States. Lest we forget by the very nature of human existence and defined countries, cooperation and conflict are two sides of the same coin.

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Not all lunacy

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WHEN even the stock market tracks the ghost month (August in the Gregorian calendar, equivalent to the seventh month in the lunar) to sort of explain the ups and downs of the market, you know some so-called old wives’ tales are not all lunacy or kidstuff. Okay, so it was good riddance to the ghost month on Aug. 30, and as if to compensate for the 28 days lost avoiding contract signings, weddings, and big noisy parties, the Festival of the Harvest Moon, better known as the Mooncake Festival, crept up on us last Wednesday with the promise of a full moon the following day.

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AN Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (IACT) met last week on possible moves that can be taken to ease the traffic while the Department of Transportation (DoTr) waits for the special powers it is asking from Congress to enable it to draw up a comprehensive solution to the problem.

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