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For Leila de Lima, what comes around goes around

Earlier today, Judge Juanita Guerrero of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court issued a warrant of arrest against Senator Leila De Lima, her former driver Ronnie Dayan, and former Bureau of Corrections chief Rafael Ragos. This is in connection to the trio’s alleged involvement in the

bestlink college bus tragedy

Let us avoid knee-jerk reactions to the BestLink College field trip tragedy

Last Monday, fifteen students of Bestlink College of the Philippines (BCP) were killed following a bus accident in Tanay, Rizal. The brakes of the bus carrying the students reportedly malfunctioned while it was traversing the so-called Magnetic Hill in Tanay, Rizal, leading to the fatal crash.

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Dear Duterte critics: Yellow Cab employees have freedom of expression, too

This Christmas weekend, popular social media personality Mocha Uson posted a picture sent by a group of service crews in an unidentified Yellow Cab branch. In the picture, they can be seen posing with their fists clenched. That is the adopted hand sign of President

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The Philippines has a fake news problem, too. Here’s how you can fight it.

“The essence of journalism is a discipline of verification,” according to Bill Kovach and Tom Rosentiel in their book “The Elements of Journalism.” However, with the advent of social media, it seems that principle has been shaken to its core. In the aftermath of Donald

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Thank you very much, Hillary Clinton

Like millions of people around the world, the results of the 2016 United States presidential elections where Republican Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton came to me as a shock. It’s not just because all scientific polls predicted that Clinton would win. It’s that I can’t