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The killing of 17-year old Kian de los Santos could have been just another statistic in the alarmingly growing list of casualties in the on-going all-out drug war.

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Tax reform, now!

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The good news last week was that our economy grew 6.5 per cent in the second quarter. Question is: how do we sustain, even accelerate, the momentum?

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After almost a year of instability under the previous DENR leadership, the mining industry may finally be seeing the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.

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For now, President Rody Duterte is giving Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon the benefit of the doubt. The President announced that he would await both houses of congress to wrap up their respective investigations before he makes a decision on the fate of Faeldon.

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Describing the US debacle in Balangiga which transpired the previous day, The Salt Lake Herald in its issue of September 30, 1901 (September 29 in the Philippines} reported “Terrible Defeat at Hands of Filipinos”.

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Here in the Philippines, it is called State of the Nation Address or SONA for short. In the US, it is State of the Union. In Great Britain, it is called Speech from the Throne or The Queen’s (of King’s) Speech. It is Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands. There is no equivalent name in Japan but the speech, likewise, is delivered during the first session of Parliament.

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