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  • Unfinished business over disputed Sabah
    After a long absence, Sabah has resurfaced in the news after a United States Embassy tweet referred to the disputed territory as part of Malaysia. Naturally, that elicited a response from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., who said on Twitter that Sabah belongs to the Philippines. His tweet snowballed, with Malaysia summoning the Philippine ambassador to Kuala […]
  • How safe are our ports?
    OUR hearts go out to the people of Beirut, Lebanon, which was severely damaged on Tuesday by a tremendous explosion at the city’s port. While our first concern is naturally the well-being of the citizens of Beirut — along with a large number of our own countrymen who live and work there — the shocking […]
  • DoH rises to lead role in battling pandemic with new Covid plan
    IT is our considered view that the new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) action plan, which the Department of Health unveiled on Wednesday as the country’s new battle plan to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, should be welcomed by the nation and treated with guarded optimism in assessing its prospects of success. We say this for several […]
  • Where would we be without Dominguez?
    THE official gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter, which is scheduled to be released today, Thursday, is likely to be shocking. After a somewhat unexpected contraction in the first quarter of the year (revised downward from -0.2 percent to -0.7 percent Wednesday), it is anticipated the economy entered a deep recession in […]
  • Support the ‘Buy Local, Go Lokal’ campaign
    AS part of its contribution to the national effort against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a countrywide campaign called “Buy Local, Go Lokal,” aimed at helping the hundreds of thousands of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that make up the biggest part of the Philippine […]

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