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He deserves an A for candor, but President Duterte must be angry with his daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio. The mayor of Davao City has just earned a host of enemies after her father disclosed that he wanted her to succeed him at the end of his term in 2022 – just …

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Busan sabotaging MRT-3 – Nograles

Its maintenance contractor is sabotaging MRT-3 by installing fake train parts, shabby work, and suing its officers for taking it to task. Rep. Jericho Nograles warns about the perils to riders’ safety, and urges Transport Sec. Arthur Tugade to terminate the contract at once. Tugade also must charge Busan Universal …

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EDITORIAL – Big polluter

Poor people can afford to buy food and other items only in small quantities. And even among those who can afford to buy in bulk, there are also many who prefer to consume in small quantities. Manufacturers have responded to this demand by offering their items in small packages. Those …

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Dead horse deliveries

What good is fresh grass to a dead horse? Whether you say it in Tagalog or English, the message remains the same: it’s no use if we can’t use it. The same goes for the so-called tax reform measures that are allegedly in both houses of Congress. A couple of …

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Righteous indignation

Last Thursday was quite confusing for a lot of people. First, President Duterte said he was going to declare it a holiday. Then he retracted and said it would not be a holiday. Then he said it would only be a holiday for government and public schools. After that he …

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This hazing must stop

The senseless deaths of promising young men – the latest of whom is 22-year-old law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III – because of this absurd stupidity called hazing must stop! The so-called rite of passage that a member has to endure before he is accepted as a brother in any …

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Study identifies link between rosacea and GI diseases

A Danish population -based cohort study identified a significant association between patients who have rosacea and their risk of having certain other gastrointestinal diseases – specifically celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. “While a co-occurrence of rosacea and gastrointestinal disorders has previously been evaluated, the topic …

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Avanceña was right going to New York

THIS taxpayer is glad that President Duterte’s partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, attended the spouses’ luncheon Wednesday coincident with the United Nations General Assembly session in New York on invitation of US first lady Melania Trump. Ms Avanceña’s accepting Mrs. Trump’s invitation was socially proper and politically necessary. Such personal interaction …

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EDITORIAL – Useless law

The Anti-Hazing Law or Republic Act 8049 imposes stiff penalties for violent initiation rites of fraternities and sororities. Penalties ranging from four years to life in prison are imposed not only on direct participants but also on accomplices such as school authorities and faculty members who have knowledge of the …

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