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THE Philippines is 123 years old and in all these years, we have often worn the Luzon lens when we talk of the country; more so of the National Capital Region (NCR). There are people from Luzon who have not traveled to Mindanao because of the peace and order situation there and the preconceived notion that Mindanao is different from the rest of the country.

THE Philippines is 123 years old and in all these years, we have often worn the Luzon lens when we talk of the country; more so of the National Capital Region (NCR). There are people from Luzon who have not traveled to Mindanao because of the peace and order situation there and the preconceived notion that Mindanao is different from the rest of the country.

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About 72 percent of adults reported reading the Bible; 53 percent picture books; 52 percent short stories, 48 percent romance novels, and 48 percent newspapers and reference materials. Moreover, books are prohibitive to many.

About 72 percent of adults reported reading the Bible; 53 percent picture books; 52 percent short stories, 48 percent romance novels, and 48 percent newspapers and reference materials. Moreover, books are prohibitive to many.

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President Duterte is the LGUs’ only hope to resolve the issue on National Tax Allotment and we are fortunate that he was a former Mayor and he knows the plight of LGUs. This will be one of Duterte’s greatest legacies for the country. It will not bode well if he just passes this problem on to the next administration.

President Duterte is the LGUs’ only hope to resolve the issue on National Tax Allotment and we are fortunate that he was a former Mayor and he knows the plight of LGUs. This will be one of Duterte’s greatest legacies for the country. It will not bode well if he just passes this problem on to the next administration. 

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So how do I deal with racists friends like this former classmate?

So how do I deal with racists friends like this former classmate?

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Article VI, Section 21 of the Philippine Constitution grants the Senate or the House of Representatives or any of its respective committees with the power to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation. Under Senate Rule No. 5, Section 17, the concerned Committee shall have "the powers of an investigating committee, including the power to summon witnesses and take their testimony and to issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum, signed by its Chairman, or in his absence by the Acting Chairman, and approved by the (Senate) President."

Article VI, Section 21 of the Philippine Constitution grants the Senate or the House of Representatives or any of its respective committees with the power to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation. Under Senate Rule No. 5, Section 17, the concerned Committee shall have "the powers of an investigating committee, including the power to summon witnesses and take their testimony and to issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum, signed by its Chairman, or in his absence by the Acting Chairman, and approved by the (Senate) President."

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The 6th State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III addressed his administration's latest accomplishments on the matters of employment, education and economy. Now, let's recount his revealing speech.

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It has been only just a few months when I was still referring to myself as a “future media practitioner” and writing post-SONA essays was a chore.

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More than a month ago, I chanced upon on television the first presidential debate of the Democrat Party for the 2016 US Elections. Aside from the candidates’ conscious effort to attack their opponents merely on positions in various issues and platforms

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The PCS is inviting communication professionals to register as new members!

The PCS is inviting communication professionals to register as new members!

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The agricultural community’s ability to lobby for measures in favor of this sector is now at one of its highest level ensuring the field’s continued development.

The agricultural community’s ability to lobby for measures in favor of this sector is now at one of its highest level ensuring the field’s continued development.

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Therefore, this idea should be considered as a part of the government’s poverty alleviation program.

Therefore, this idea should be considered as a part of the government’s poverty alleviation program.

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Today's article is actually a follow-up on what I wrote on this column two weeks ago. At that time, my father, Daddy as my sister and I fondly called him, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was rushed to a private hospital in Laguna. He was intubated and was fighting for his life when that article appeared on this column two weeks ago.

Today's article is actually a follow-up on what I wrote on this column two weeks ago. At that time, my father, Daddy as my sister and I fondly called him, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was rushed to a private hospital in Laguna. He was intubated and was fighting for his life when that article appeared on this column two weeks ago.

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The Philippines can't afford to waste any more time on reforms because it risks again being labeled as the sick man of Asia. Vietnam is next in line to become the factory to the world as China becomes more prosperous and wages continue their upward trajectory. It is high time we do away with the practice of being our own worst enemy.

The Philippines can't afford to waste any more time on reforms because it risks again being labeled as the sick man of Asia. Vietnam is next in line to become the factory to the world as China becomes more prosperous and wages continue their upward trajectory. It is high time we do away with the practice of being our own worst enemy.

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It is about time we upend the traditional paradigm of invitation-only legislative consultations by putting a more inclusive and participative system in place.

It is about time we upend the traditional paradigm of invitation-only legislative consultations by putting a more inclusive and participative system in place.

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