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Another deafening silence from the President on the Basilan tragedy

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Do we still have a President? More than 20 Filipinos died Saturday, April 9, in a clash between government forces and the terrorist group Abu Sayaf in Barangay Baguindan Tipo-Tipo in Basilan. And there’s not a word from the commander-in-chief of the country’s Armed Forces.

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The great divide in an ‘inclusive’ APEC

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The monstrous traffic jam last Monday, Nov. 16, that caused thousands of people to walk to their destinations under the sweltering heat of the noonday sun shows the disastrous gap between noble intentions and miserable realities on the ground.

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Erap endorsement expected to get Mindanao for Poe

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It was almost midnight when Sen. Grace Poe made it to retired Col. Ariel Querubin’s birthday at the Clubhouse at Camp Aguinaldo last Monday, March 28. But she looked happy and energized.

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The U.N. Arbitral Tribunal decision on PH case vs China

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No amount of China’s protestation that the Oct 29 decision of the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal is “null and void” and it has “no binding effect” on them, cancels the fact that it’s a major blow to them.

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No way can Comelec postpone May 9 elections

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Former Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, who is now consultant of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, said the Commission on Elections cannot postpone the May 9 elections as it is being floated now.

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Filipinos want a government that has an ear and a heart for them: EON survey

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Candidates for the 2016 May elections, especially those running for president and vice-president, should read the findings of the EON’s 2015 Philippine Trust Survey which tells that Filipinos want from their leaders to listen to and feel for them.

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Gordon to Comelec officials: ‘If you cannot do the job, resign.’

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It’s as simple as that.

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Antonio Luna not assassinated? P_______

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Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio “Jun” Abaya is a great grandson of Emilio Aguinaldo, considered as the First President of the Philippines (1899–1901).

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Layoffs of OFWs in Saudi not due to oil price slump: labor attaches

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Despite decline in global oil prices, the Saudi labor market remains stable for Filipino workers. The reported retrenchments are not due to the oil price slump in recent months, according to assessment of Saudi-based labor attaches and diplomats of the situation in the Middle East kingdom that hosts some 800,000 OFWS.

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Is there something more in Lim’s ‘China election sabotage expose’?

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I really hope that Election Commissioner Christian Robert Lim’s allegation that China is out to sabotage the 2016 elections is just a burst of irresponsibility that has been in abundance in this administration.

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