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‘Our hearts are connected’ - Sulu king heir on PH-China relations

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About two hours from Beijing by bullet train is the city of Dezhou in the province of Shandong.

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May natira pa ba?

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Or are the people, once again, left holding an empty bag?

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INC’s overrated election clout

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The Iglesia ni Cristo is making a mockery of Philippine laws and personalities who are aspiring for the presidency are either kowtowing to the church leadership or treading lightly on the controversy.

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Confronted with brutal realities, what do Filipinos do?

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Forty-four members of the Special Action Force, the elite group of the Philippine National Police, were killed by the rebel Muslim group the Aquino government has signed a peace agreement with. Yet, social media denizens are in an impassioned discussion over Philippine Miss Universe pageant candidate MJ Lastimosa’s “cake gown.”

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Lina: slammed and reversed

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They are well-deserved beatings that Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina is getting this week. 

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Did Aquino use his power judiciously in deleting Nora Aunor from National Artists list?

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President Aquino and his minions should not wave the legal banner about the Chief Executive’s power not to uphold the recommendation of the National Commission on Culture and Arts and the Cultural Center in conferring the National Artist awards to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts.

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Soldier turned legislator Gary Alejano’s concerns on the BBL

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No one was surprised that the Supreme Court junked the petition questioning the legality of the Bangsamoro Basic Law which was still being deliberated by both chambers of Congress when it adjourned sine die last June 11.

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Tension rising as China sinks Vietnamese boat

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While we continue to be engrossed with Napolist (she has submitted an expanded list naming 120 lawmakers as alleged beneficiaries of her largesse including her contributions to their election campaign), things are heating up in the South China Sea between China and Vietnam that could destabilize Southeast Asia.

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PH to submit 300-year-old map to UN in case vs China

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The Philippine government will be submitting to the United Nations Tribunal on the Law of the Sea in The Hague this week an almost 300-year-old map of the Philippines showing the disputed Scarborough Shoal being part of Philippine territory as far back as three centuries ago.

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Bolkiah’s draconian decree violates ASEAN Declaration

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Two years ago in Phnom Penh, Cambodia , Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and nine other Southeast Asian leaders signed the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration which provides that,“No person shall be subject to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

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