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"Tine" has told you her story. Now let me tell you mine.
Let’s get a few things out of the way first. Most importantly, I have no doubt that Libertine Amistoso’s life story is true. And I am sure she has the right to tell it, in any way she is able to, and ...
 
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Make no mistake, I’m all for Kiefer Ravena recovering from this doping controversy but the best way to support the PBA rising star is to be neutral
Kiefer Ravena’s doping ban issue reminds me of my mother.I’m not implying my mom’s taken any performance-enhancing drug, and as far as I remember, the only time I saw her compete is in a sack race during family day back in my ...
 
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A Boracay business owner and resident speaks up.
Jen is one of the more than 33,109 residents of Boracay call the island their home. She worked for seven years in Japan before putting all her savings into a laundry business. After the rains damaged her machines last December, she had to take ...
 
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An environmentalist takes a surprising stand on the plastic problem.
The Philippines ranks third in the world’s top ocean polluters of plastic. Naturally, this makes Filipinos very angry. We’re angry at the government (again). The problem, we say, is that the government sucks at containing our waste. And it's true: Even if most of ...
 
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Leading infectious diseases specialist Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvaña asks that we step back and look at the facts before making a decision.
So I'm going to stick my head out because I feel there is a lot of confusion going around on the dengue vaccine again. This is my interpretation of the Sanofi release. For the record, I am an infectious diseases physician who ...
 
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What do you do when you don't really believe in the reason for the season?
Christmas is not as simple as it used to be. “You can’t say 'Merry Christmas' anymore, because it offends people that are not Christians, and you can’t say Happy Holidays, because it offends people who are not happy,” says J.P. Sears, YouTube superstar.Who ...
 
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Let's start looking at the things that really matter.
Like most people, I was charmed when I first heard about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s detour to a branch of fast food chain Jollibee as soon as he landed in Manila two days ago.Aww, I thought, how adorable that a world ...
 
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One HR practitioner says no.
It's easy to be emotionally caught up when the argument is about mental health. There tends to be bias for empathy, equality, and charity. And when question of employability is mixed, it becomes a much more volatile argument.The central question is: Should ...
 
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A frat brother defends the institution.
At the beginning of every semester, I always ask my students about their reasons for going to law school. Some of them answered they want to continue a family tradition. One student even had the audacity to say that being a lawyer ...
 
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If you think about it, it’s kind of creepy.
Over the past couple of weeks, Kita Kita has been lauded as a surprise box office hit. The film seems to hit all the right notes: it has the heartwarming premise of a not-conventionally-attractive man teaching a blind, embittered, beautiful woman to ...
 
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What year is it?
“Come on, guys. It’s 2017.”These were the words of a visibly-irked Nadine Lustre, as she was asked by a reporter about her rumored “live-in” arrangements with boyfriend (and surprisingly decent recording artist) James Reid. Something about this—the question, how it was asked, and how ...
 
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You want change? You have to change the way you think.
Poverty is not a choice. Poverty is not a result of laziness. Hard work does not always result in success.Today, I had to hire contractual employees who would have to work long hours on a shifting schedule from Monday to Saturday, but ...