Opinion

Renewed courage in art

Opinion Renewed courage in art It was obvious that I would remain connected to the Filipino art scene that I had known and attended for four years. Now – from a more distant perspective – I feel freer, certainly not to criticize but perhaps to provide some unsolicited advice to …

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A parting fumble

Opinion A parting fumble In his last day as the presidential spokesman, Harry Roque fumbled again when he said that the arrest of the Dargani siblings – Mohit and Twinkle – could not have been possible without the help of the Executive branch. The executives of the embattled Pharmally Pharmaceuticals …

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A political playbook of lies

Opinion A political playbook of lies Personal bias is a dangerous thing, especially when choosing political leaders. Oftentimes, we voluntarily believe the lies peddled by candidates even if reason, logic and evidence tell us not to. We ignore the red flags for various reasons. For some, it is because their …

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The need to unite against Manchurian candidates

Opinion The need to unite against Manchurian candidates For this 2022 elections, the Filipino people cannot afford to elect another set of candidates beholden to China. For the past six years, President Duterte, under the influence of China, has squandered the 2016 Hague ruling won by our country in the …

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No surprise

Opinion No surprise The Marcos-Duterte tandem did not come as a surprise to people close to the camps of Bongbong Marcos and Inday Sara Duterte. The attendance of both Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte at the birthday party of the wife of House Minority Leader Martin Romualdez in Cebu City …

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To the young writer

Opinion To the young writer From way back, I am often asked questions on how to write. Sometimes, the questions require specific answers and given what little time I have, I give those. I always emphasize, however, that true writing is hard work and does not pay. Knowing this condition, …

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Leadership by osmosis?

Opinion Leadership by osmosis? I recently heard someone say that he has been following the President for so many years that he already knows what the job involves. Now that is something really worth thinking about. First of all, is it really possible to acquire or develop the skills of …

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Uplifting women who lift others

Opinion Uplifting women who lift others Across Southeast Asia, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on numerous start-ups and small enterprises. In the Philippines, more than half of the surveyed social enterprises reported that they were severely affected by the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, according to a …

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Last chance for survival

Opinion Last chance for survival I keep reading that the ongoing COP26 is the last chance for earth’s survival. COP26 is the shorthand for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. This is the annual UN climate summit and this year it was …

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