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WITH the Court of Appeals decision stopping the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) review of the R70-billion sale by San Miguel Corp. (SMC) of its telco assets to the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom, we expect major improvements in the coming months in the services of the country’s two major telecom providers.

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Jesus said to his disciples: “A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles. A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.

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From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) has been progressing rapidly. AI has been used in a wide range of fields including medical diagnoses, stock trading, robot control, law, remote sensing, scientific discovery and toys. Many people are worried their jobs might be taken over by the robots once artificial intelligence is fully developed.

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More names are emerging to compose the membership of the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com), the body conceived to assist Congress amend the Constitution.

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WHEN President Marcos declared martial law in 1972, he drew his authority from Article VII, Section 11(2) of the 1935 Constitution which provided in part: “… In case of invasion, insurrection, or rebellion, or imminent danger thereof, when the public safety requires it, he may suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, or place the Philippines or any part thereof under martial law.”

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Judging others

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Jesus told his disciples a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”

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