Editorial & Opinion

Aquino’s SONA: Lies, deceptions and silly boasts

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How can you respect a President who, in a speech that should discuss where we are as a nation, instead brags about his purported accomplishments by barraging us with claims which turn out to be downright false, deceptive, arguable as to its veracity, or puerile boasts?

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When authority is perverse, abuse is rife

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It’s all about power and fear. Several impoverished, abused, cheated and beaten Filipino female workers taking shelter in Middle Eastern Philippine embassies have been allegedly sexually assaulted and prostituted by some corrupt and depraved embassy officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Institutional changes

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As of yesterday afternoon, there was still no word from Malacañang on whether President Aquino had accepted the resignation of Danilo Lim as deputy commissioner for intelligence of the Bureau of Customs.

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Mindboggling, troubling offers for Maguindanao massacre victims

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There are a number of disturbing things in the aborted settlement between the Ampatuans and the relatives of the 14 victims of the Nov 23, 2009 massacre that was considered the deadliest day for journalists (32 of the 58 victims were members of media.

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EDITORIAL: Cultivating a state of the nation

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Given the popularity of social media Web sites that allow an internet user to voluntarily post photos and thoughts, or whatever quality and quantity, experts have raised the question: How different are we from the personas we cultivate on the Internet?

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EDITORIAL: The learning curve

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Nearly half of the new members of the House of Representatives who will assume office on July 22 are taking up a crash course on legislation at the University of the Philippines—National College of Public Administration and Governance.

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EDITORIAL: Deafening silence at the Palace

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It is truly ironic that one of the first acts of President Benigno S. Aquino III in office was to denounce the greed of top executives at the state-owned Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.

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China censors Winnie the Pooh, Tigger spoof of Xi Jinping, Obama

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China’s Internet censors have taken exception to an eagle-eyed Chinese blogger noting an uncanny resemblance between the physique and walking strides of Winnie the Pooh and Tiggers, President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama respectively.

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We Are “Forced” to Have the Forces

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The recent talks on the revival of the former US military bases in Subic and Clark, possibly through a charter change sent ripples throughout the country creating divisions among pro and anti Americans especially among the netizens. But the truth of the matter is the Americans never left and this time around after they physically left its military bases, they actually turned the whole archipelago as their military outpost in this part of the world.

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The Nicaragua Canal: China’s Secret Motive

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I first saw the Panama Canal in action back in 2002. Although it was nearly 90 years old at the time (and now soon to be 100 years old), it was an impressive piece of engineering to behold, even by modern standards.

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