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Next was Alex Santos, with an NGO called Think Tank Convenor for Duterte Governance. “Governance,” he emphasized, “not government.” Mr. Santos set off a round of noisy chatter as he and his colleagues, including the physicist Dr. Rogelio Posadas, are for nuclear energy: “The only way to create jobs is to industrialize. The only way to industrialize is to bring down the cost of energy. That means nuclear energy, 79 percent cheaper than oil.”

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THE Philippine campaign in the Rio Olympics comes to an end today when the last of the 13 Philippine athletes competes in the taekwondo competition. We have one silver medal to our credit, won by Hidilyn Diaz of Zamboanga City in the 53-kg category of women’s weightlifting, ending 20 years of Philippine Olympic medal drought.

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Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them.

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Ephesus was a vast Roman city on the coast of lonia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selcuk in Turkey. The city flourished under the control of the Roman Empire, and it was one of the largest cities of Roman Asia Minor.

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It’s been almost 30 years since EDSA Revolution. We’ve been ruled by a succession of five presidents including two Aquinos and we have moved on. Certain sectors, however, seem determined to hold us hostage of a painful past.

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THE Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) started as a P9-billion aid program to help the poorest families in the country, adapted from programs in Brazil and Mexico by the Arroyo administration. When the Aquino administration took over in 2010, it not only continued the CCT program; it enlarged and spread it year after year until it had ballooned to P62 billion in 2015.

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