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PORK BARREL REINCARNATED IN LUMP SUMS Even as the high court had already declared as unconstitutional in 2013 the legislators’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), commonly known as the congressional pork barrel, it has again been reincarnated by Congress and Malacañang in the 2015 national…
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The Bureau of Customs (BoC), without any apparent legal basis, was found to have imposed heavier duties and taxes on cargo containers, mostly carrying balikbayan boxes and was even planning to implement another tranche next month had not the issue been exposed and protested by…
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China’s unveiling of “carrier-killer” missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined a shift toward naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said.More than a dozen anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of traveling at 10 times the speed of sound were shown…
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By Angie M. Rosales and Joshua L. Labonera In the remaining five weeks of the current legislative session, leaders of Congress, at a meeting yesterday, said they are targeting the enactment of up to six other key bills, depending on who is talking, aside from…
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Commentaries

Pure political propaganda

04-09-2015 Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Pure political propaganda

A Liberal Party commissioned pre-election survey, accor...

Syrian war amputees join torturous Balk…

04-09-2015 AFP and Tribune Wires

Syrian war amputees join  torturous Balkan migrant route

Near Idomeni , Greece — “However hard you try, you just...

Hooray for JPE’s Senate’s return

03-09-2015 Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Hooray for JPE’s Senate’s return

Filipino voters should be glad that Senate Minority Lea...

Argentine blockbuster spins sordid story…

03-09-2015 AFP and Tribune Wires

Argentine blockbuster spins sordid story at Venice

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Fresh off a record-breaking o...

Tolentino sacked as metro traffic czar

03-09-2015 Louie Logarta

Tolentino sacked as metro traffic czar

It has taken President Aquino five long years to finall...

Spiritual direction

03-09-2015 Archbishop Oscar V.Cruz

Spiritual direction

What is “Spiritual Direction” particularly as far as Ca...

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