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FOR a 98 percent predominantly Catholic country, we seem to be at odds with the current leadership just because some do not like him physically, detest his presidential style and speech, wardrobe, demeanor and what have you. Some would pray to high heavens that he passes away on the whiff of a story, rumor, innuendo about his temporary inability to face the public for a nationwide address that is ill-prepared and badly edited. Or that he fails in handling a once-in-a-lifetime curve ball which is Covid-19.

For a 98 percent predominantly Catholic country, we seem to be at odds with the current leadership just because some do not like him physically, detest his presidential style and speech, wardrobe, demeanor and what have you. Some would pray to high heavens that he passes away on the whiff of a story, rumor, innuendo about his temporary inability to face the public for a nationwide address that is ill-prepared and badly edited. Or that he fails in handling a once-in-a-lifetime curve ball which is Covid-19.

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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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It's time to divide the house between optimists and negatives. What type do you want to be identified with? Your choice!

It's time to divide the house between optimists and negatives. What type do you want to be identified with? Your choice!

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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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The South China Sea can be best described as a trouble-filled paradise. It possesses assets such as rich fishing grounds being enjoyed by people from the countries surrounding it for generations, beautiful tourism-worthy chains of islands and reefs that generate revenue and employment, and potential oil and natural gas reserves that can be tapped by countries around it for their economic well-being. However, it is these same assets that form the main reason for the diverse and complex territorial disputes involving Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

The South China Sea can be best described as a trouble-filled paradise. It possesses assets such as rich fishing grounds being enjoyed by people from the countries surrounding it for generations, beautiful tourism-worthy chains of islands and reefs that generate revenue and employment, and potential oil and natural gas reserves that can be tapped by countries around it for their economic well-being. However, it is these same assets that form the main reason for the diverse and complex territorial disputes involving Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

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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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