Editorial & Opinion

Should Pacquiao run for president?

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Not too long ago, former President Bill Clinton appeared on the American late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and told Jimmy Kimmel in front of millions of viewers that he thought Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao would make a good public servant.

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EB-3 Cut-Off Date for Philippines Advances in May

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The May 2014 Visa Bulletin shows that the Philippine employment-based third preference (EB-3) cut-off date will jump by nineteen weeks from June 15, 2007 to November 1, 2007, and India by two weeks to October 1, 2003. The third preference cut-off date for all other countries will remain at October 1, 2012.

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The return of Gigi Reyes

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This is going to be fascinating.

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Was Conrad Capa kicked upstairs?

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It all began last March 6, 2014 when the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested fugitive real estate developer Delfin Lee at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino in Ermita, Manila. With a P2-million price on his head since 2012, his capture ended a nationwide manhunt by PNP’s elite Task Force Tugis.

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Jenny sings oldies

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Mar “Boy Mura” Roxas has been suspended for two months by the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club after he threw a fit and cussed out club employees early this month.

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Sea row brings to mind Hitler-West pact

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China stood reality on its head in its response to President Aquino’s call for more global support for the Philippines in resisting Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, drawing a parallel to the West’s failure to support Czechoslovakia against Hitler’s demand for Czech land in 1938.

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‘Blind spot’

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“For the more adventurous, island hopping can be arranged… to the neighboring Hilantagaan Island” off Bantayan in northern Cebu, the travel blurb offered.

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‘12 Years a Slave?’ California Filipinos know some of that pain

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When American Filipinos celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his special day (Jan. 20th) that commemorates his dream, they may want to also remember Fermin Tobera.

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Talking to Janet

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There is no question that controversial businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles should “tell all”—that is, testify to everything she knows about the pork barrel scam she is alleged to have masterminded.

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PH can learn from Japan about disaster preparedness

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SHIZUOKA, Japan -- As the Philippines starts to rise from the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” it could benefit from adopting certain practices of one of Japan’s prefectures where preparing for disasters is a constant endeavor involving the government and residents.

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