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Intriguing and alarming

The Sandiganbayan decision convicting Imelda Romualdez-Marcos of seven counts of graft and corruption is really long overdue. It took three decades of trial before the case was resolved. Despite such a long period, controversy still surrounds said decision. It must be pointed out however that this on-going controversy is not …

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Keeping up the Binay legacy

After more than two years of self-imposed sabbatical, Vice President Jejomar Binay re-emerged in public. Citing being refreshed from tension and stress from his being a public official for two decades now, Binay has only reconciliatory words for personalities with whom he felt have personally wronged him because of politics. …

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Instant gratification

For their own financial health, politicians should join efforts to regulate campaign finance and activities that would clearly constitute campaigning. Legislation must also be passed to improve the official definition of what constitutes a candidate, and specify the period during which a candidate can start campaigning. At present, certain individuals …

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Celebrate the return of Balangiga bells

We’ll believe it when we see it” is the attitude of Filipinos toward the return of the Bells of Balangiga. Far too long has the US government hemmed and hawed about repatriation. Jingoists in America claim right to the relics as war booty for the 1901 quelling of Samar. Ignored …

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EDITORIAL – Escaping accountability

Public office is a public trust. Anyone who is physically and mentally qualified to serve as a public official must be deemed physically and mentally fit to face punishment in case of conviction for graft and other offenses involving betrayal of public trust. Put another way, anyone who thinks he …

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Too much money involved in Naga case?

First of all, tomorrow is a grandiose day – it is the Philippine Wine Merchants’ greatest food and wine festival dubbed “The 18th Grand Wine Experience” to be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, Resorts World Manila. Gates open at 5 p.m. and you are assured of …

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RCEP

In his speech before leaders of the ASEAN, President Duterte pushed for a “substantial conclusion” of negotiations for establishing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by next year. The initial working deadline was the end of this year. Although the initial deadline will not be met, work on the projected …

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Is there a warrant for Imelda’s arrest?

DID the Sandiganbayan issue a warrant for the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after she failed to appear for the Nov. 9 promulgation of sentence upon her conviction on seven counts of graft for amassing illegal wealth? As we write this, the police have not received such an …

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EDITORIAL- Truck holiday

It’s that time of the year again, when congestion worsens at the Port of Manila and traffic crawls even slower around the country’s principal seaport. Next week, traffic and congestion in clearing shipments are expected to ease, but for the wrong reason: Customs brokers and truckers have announced plans to …

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