Editorial & Opinion

US access talks: it’s PR

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The VFA is an agreement between the Philippines and the United States regarding the treatment of U.S. Armed Forces Visiting the Philippines. It was signed in 1998 by Foreign Secretary Domingo Siazon and U.S. Ambassador Thomas Hubbard and ratified by the Philippine Senate.

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MTRCB’s goal: build a culture promotive of human dignity

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On July 17, the Movie and Television Review Classification Board will conduct a Child and Family Summit at Balay Kalinaw at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

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Magdalo: 10 years after Oakwood

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No doubt, the Magdalo group of military officers and soldiers has come a long way from that early morning of July 27, 2003 when they jolted the nation with the protest they staged against Gloria Arroyo at Oakwood Hotel in the heart of Makati’s business district.

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Celebrating life

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Begging the pardon of one Catholic priest widely quoted in the press, the rejoicing is not really over the death of terrorists. It’s over what they represent, which is terrorism - and every victory over terrorism should be celebrated.

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A farewell tribute to Del Rosario?

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Albert del Rosario, SONA 2013The fourth State-of- the- Nation Address by President Aquino is notable for the number of issues that he didn’t touch.

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Leila’s comeuppance

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It was Sun Tzu, the great Chinese war strategist, who said that if you wait long enough, you will see the bodies of all your enemies float down the river. This seems so apt in the case of jailed Senator Leila de Lima, who is now about to suffer the same fate of the people who crossed her when she was the all-powerful secretary of justice.

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How to keep your sanity when stuck in Metro Manila traffic

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Surviving traffic in Metro Manila is a test of patience, an exercise in anger management.

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The search continues

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This time, it’s September 21. This is the latest date chosen in the never-ending search by the anti-Duterte crowd for a significant day that will, they hope, lead to the downfall of the president.

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Economic figures catch up with reality

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I thought I was the only one who could not connect the glowing assessments of multinational financial firms and day- to- day realities.

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Revising history

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If you don’t think history should ever be revised, perhaps you should become reacquainted with the leader of Myanmar, a certain Nobel Peace Prize winner by the name of Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung has long been venerated in the Western world as the very personification of freedom, democracy and human rights - sort of like a Buddhist, Indochinese Cory Aquino. 

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