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For many of us, September 21 is always associated with the proclamation of martial law in the 70s, a dark moment in the nation’s history.  But this year, for those of us who are looking for more improvement in...
This week, I’ll take a break from discussing politics and reminisce on my journalism career that as of this month, October, has spanned 50 continuous years. It was in the first week of October 1971 when, as a 19-year-old junior...
“Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o’er life’s solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.” - A Psalm of...
“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” – St. John “You educate a man; you educate a man; You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young There are some undeniable elements in these quotes...
Your Excellency Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly, President Sirleaf, the Right Honourable Helen Clark, Excellencies, colleagues and friends, Good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity of joining you for this very important briefing. The Director-General, Dr Tedros, sends his apologies...
  (Part 2 of a series) “Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say...
Rodrigo Duterte is the first mayor to be elected president of the country and it will not be a surprise if two city mayors will aspire to succeed him. One mayor from the south, who has little to show in...
The next president could either be the son or daughter of a former president. I am talking about Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., former senator and son of the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio,...
“The only reason for the triumph of the forces of evil is that good men do nothing.” - Edmund Burke Less than a year ago, President Duterte delivered a usual tirade against graft and corruption. He said that graft and corruption is...
By US EMBASSY CHARGE D'AFFAIRES JOHN LAW On July 4, 1946, President Manuel Roxas and US High Commissioner Paul McNutt signed the Treaty of Manila, establishing the independence of the Republic of the Philippines. The document touted “the unity of...
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