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 Photo-journalists debunk doubts on ‘La Pieta’ picture

 Photo-journalists debunk doubts on ‘La Pieta’ picture

               By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS   PROOF of the greatness of a creation is the emotion that it evokes, favorable or..

July 29, 2016
Like Andanar, I cried listening to the President’s speech

Like Andanar, I cried listening to the President’s speech

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS PRESS Secretary Martin Andanar, who said he cried when he read the draft of President Duterte’s first State of..

July 27, 2016
Special schools emphasize disaster preparedness

Special schools emphasize disaster preparedness

By TESSA BARRE, NICOLE AGATHA CRUZ and YVETTE MORALES INSTEAD of chaos that reigns when the alarm bell goes off, students from a school in..

July 23, 2016
Duterte gives Yasay a graceful exit

Duterte gives Yasay a graceful exit

BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS Now I see how astute President Duterte is. He can appear to be assuring you of his trust and confidence while..

July 22, 2016
Questions remain about some senator winners in May election

Questions remain about some senator winners in May election

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WHEN 17th Congress opens on July 25, the Senate will have a new set of 12 legislators -winners of the senatorial..

July 21, 2016
New QC wheelchair ramps outdated, unusable

New QC wheelchair ramps outdated, unusable

By ALLAN YVES BRIONES, BRYAN EZRA GONZALES and ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO Photos by LUIS LIWANAG Infographics by ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO..

July 20, 2016
FVR  wants to clarify role as special envoy to China

FVR wants to clarify role as special envoy to China

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FORMER President Fidel V. Ramos said there are some things he has to discuss with President Duterte before he..

July 18, 2016
Is that so? Erosion of faith and trust in government

Is that so? Erosion of faith and trust in government

STATEMENT: In his inaugural address on June 30, President Rodrigo Duterte claimed an “erosion” of trust in government is the real..

July 16, 2016
China avoids criticizing PH, hits Arbitral court

China avoids criticizing PH, hits Arbitral court

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TAKE note that in China’s reaction to the decision of the  Permanent Court of Arbitration  in the case filed by..

July 15, 2016
The South China Sea Arbitration: the Philippines’ Nicaraguan moment

The South China Sea Arbitration: the Philippines’ Nicaraguan moment

    By ROMEL REGALADO BAGARES AND so the Philippines has just had its Nicaraguan moment as it clinched a  unanimous decision in most..

July 14, 2016
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