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Suicide bombers*

SUICIDE bombers umano ang nasa likod ng brutal at madugong pambobomba sa Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral sa Jolo, Sulu na ikinasawi ng 22 tao at ikinasugat ng mahigit 100 iba pa, dalawang araw matapos maratipikahan ang Bangsamro Organic Law (BOL). Ito ang kinumpirma ng pulisya at militar batay sa pinagsama-samang pagsisiyasat at testimonya […]

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Nasindak?*

HINDI man aminin ng magigiting nating mambabatas ay marami ang naghihinala na nasindak at nayanig sila sa inaning poot mula sa iba’t ibang sektor dahil sa desisyong ibaba ang pananagutan sa krimen sa edad na siyam na taong gulang. At ito ang nagbunsod sa kanila para baguhin ang naunang desisyon at itaas ang age of […]

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Help juvenile delinquents*

INSTEAD of penalizing juvenile delinquents now called children in conflict with the law, the government should focus on helping them change, develop and find their rightful role in society. President Duterte has repeatedly expressed his desire to bring down the age of criminal liability, citing the rising cases of minors involved in crimes. He also […]

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Mag-ingat sa flu*

PINAAALALAHANAN natin ang publiko na mag-ingat na mahawahan ng flu o trangkaso na naulat na uso na naman sa kasalukuyan. Kung minsan ay binabalewala natin ang pagkakaroon ng simpleng sinat o lagnat na hindi nararapat dahil ang inaakala nating kaunti o katiting na sakit ay puwedeng lumala at maging dahilan ng maaga nating pagkasawi. Kung […]

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Rejoice and be glad!

THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a pastoral letter on Monday, talking about a number of issues plaguing the country. CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles said the letter entitled “Rejoice and be glad!” is a reminder to bishops on how to react to current issues as ordained ministers. The pastoral letter, released at […]

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Pag-isipan ang pagpili

NGAYONG nagsimula na ang panahon ng pangangampanya ay nais nating paalalahanan ang ating mga kababayan na pag-isipan nang husto kung sinu-sino ang mga lokal at pambansang opisyal na kanilang pagtitiwalaan ng kanilang boto sa pagsapit ng araw ng eleksyon sa Mayo. Alalahanin na tulad nang dati, gagawin ng ilang pulitiko ang lahat ng makakaya para […]

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Money talks*

I HATE to spoil the police’s declared success in solving the murder of Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe and his security escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz, in Daraga, Albay, but it seems there’s more to this case than meets the eye. There’s the issue of the PhP50-million reward that helped flush out the alleged gunmen […]

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Lutas na*

IPINAGMALAKI ni Director- General Oscar Albayalde, hepe ng Philippine National Police, ang tinawag niyang major breakthrough umano sa imbestigasyon ng pagkakapaslang kay Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe at ng kanyang security escort na si SPO2 Orlando Diaz sa Daraga, Albay noong Disyembre 22, 2018. Lumutang sa imbestigasyon ng PNP ang mga pangalan ng anim […]

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A lesson to bullies

IT was only proper for Ateneo de Manila University to take action and dismiss its junior high school student who was caught on camera while punching and kicking another student in an incident that spread on social media. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said the episode was not only a problem of Ateneo […]

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Babala sa pulis*

NAWA’y magsilbing babala sa ibang kapulisan na maaaring naliligaw ng landas ang sinapit ng tatlo nilang kabaro na nakatalaga sa Caloocan City Police dahil sa pagkakasabit nila sa pagkasawi ng teenager na si Kian delos Santos noong 2017. Sinentensyahan sina police officers Arnel Oares, Jeremias Pereda at Jerwin Cruz nang reclusion perpetua o 20 hanggang […]

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Fake news victim*

NCRPO chief, ChinaIT SEEMS no one is off the hook and anyone can fall victim to fake news nowadays, even if you are a high-ranking official of the Philippine National Police. Director Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, vehemently denied recently the authenticity of a photo that went viral on social media […]

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Irked over ‘Ang Probinsyano’*

A FRIEND, an avid follower of the three-year-old series “Ang Probinsyano,” the TV version of the movie made popular by the late action king Fernando Poe Jr., got worried over the announcement that the Philippine National Police (PNP) was withdrawing its support for the program. Director-General Oscar Albayalde, PNP Chief, said the program has given […]

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Manyakis?*

TATLONG matatapang na kalahok sa Miss Earth 2018 na sina Miss Canada Yvonne Vandenberg, Miss England Abbey Gyles-Brown at Miss Guam Emma Mae Sheedy ang lumantad para ibunyag ang umano ay sexual harassment na naranasan umano nila sa isang manyakis na sponsor. Si Vandenberg na umatras sa kompetisyon dahil sa damdaming hindi siya ligtas dito […]

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War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part III*

THE Battle for the Eurasian Heartland: Who has What? Who will WIN? Let us assume that after Putin’s announcement to the world that Russia now possesses nuclear delivery systems that are impervious to any known US anti-missile defense system, “mutually-assured destruction” or MAD will hold and prevent humanity from self-destruction. But MAD will not prevent […]

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Nabalewala*

MAITUTURING na malaking setback para sa mga awtoridad ang naganap na pagbalewala sa kanilang pagsisikap at kontrobersyal na pagpapalaya sa anak ng nakapiit at nasentensyahang 72-anyos na Taiwanese drug queen na si Yu Yuk Lai. Akalain ninyong ayon sa desisyon ay kulang umano sa probable cause ang pag-isyu ng korte ng search warrant sa anak […]