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AFTER eight years in the White House, America’s first black President, Barack Obama, will vacate his post in January 2017. Around the same time, UN Secretary General Ban Kyi-Moon will step aside for his successor. In Europe, cracks are appearing in the EU after Brexit, with murmurs of a looming Frexit and Departugal.

THERE is a tradition in Philippine politics of a 100-day ”honeymoon period” during which critics are urged to keep from lashing out at a newly elected president of the country for any perceived error of judgment or action.

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‘Too early to judge  Duterte performance’

The first 100 days of President Duterte is too early for a judgment of his performance because the Constitution gave him six years to make a dent on the problems, dreams, and ambitions of the country, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said yesterday.

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HERE are some queries that may contextualize the highly emotional issue over the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ final resting place.

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Ernesto Maceda

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THE age of political and intellectual dinosaurs is passing. They are slipping into surly extinction, to form that great part of national memory and history. Few remain and may be counted by our fingers as they fade in advancing age. The new generation unaware such Filipinos did illumine and walked the halls of public service e.g. Senators Helena Benitez of Philippine Women’s University, Dominador Aytona a CPA and Bar topnotcher etc.

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AweSOME

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MORE or less the post-election dust has settled, except for a number of election protests that have to do with Smartmatic’s newly uncovered tricks and smart-aleck tactics, amid the usual allegations of fraud, vote-buying, and cheating. Thus were the May elections hastily described by Comelec as the quickest count and most peaceful voting, as if quick and peaceful concommitantly meant honest.

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