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I have a good friend who is a little unwise. She uncritically accepts crazy ideas and believes almost anything. But I do like her. The thing is, she has foolish schemes for starting businesses, etc, and nothing she dreams up has the remotest possibility of succeeding. I try to gently tell her that she is not thinking clearly. Can you help me understand her situation?

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The relief of nine Manila Police District (MPD) officers involved in the violent dispersal of protesters in front of the US embassy last week was expected.

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Regardless of where you go, regardless of what the situation is, you will most likely see that the lack of discipline is our weakness.

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It has been 21 months since the Mamasapano disaster of January, 2015. There have been countless hearings in Congress, charges have been filed against the alleged killers of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos of the Philippine National Police, some of whom have been honored with medals and other decorations. But the fact is that many of the families of the SAF 44 and many in the nation feel to this day that there is yet no closure to that unfortunate incident.

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Among the many horrifying sights in our modern world is the sight of homelessness. Families and children living on the streets or under bridges; families squeezing into what passes for a house made of plywood and cartons near a canal or river, or even in the middle of a pile of garbage.

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ON Scarborough Shoal, which is Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc to us, the Philippines and China have simply agreed to disagree.

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