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  Lacierda may yet get his dream of becoming foreign secretary

  Lacierda may yet get his dream of becoming foreign secretary

          By ELLEN T.TORDESILLAS THE resignation of Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, four months before the end of the Aquino..

February 10, 2016
Water source crucial in determining status of Itu Aba

Water source crucial in determining status of Itu Aba

    PART I   By ELLEN T.TORDESILLAS IS the water coming from the grounds of Itu Aba (Chinese name: Taiping; Philippine name:..

February 9, 2016
The Junjun Binay libel case vs Trillanes

The Junjun Binay libel case vs Trillanes

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TELLING the truth does not make one immune from libel suits. Last Monday, Judge Dina Pestano Teves of the..

February 3, 2016
100 days before polls, Comelec yet to finalize machine security features

100 days before polls, Comelec yet to finalize machine security features

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL BARELY a hundred days before this year’s polls, the Commission on Elections has yet to settle issues of vote..

February 2, 2016
Ball is now with the people after Senate ends Binay probe

Ball is now with the people after Senate ends Binay probe

           By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS NOW that the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee has wrapped up its hearings on the alleged anomalies..

January 29, 2016
Eco groups press for passage of expanded bill on protected areas

Eco groups press for passage of expanded bill on protected areas

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL MANICANI Island is a small fishing community in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, where Typhoon Yolanda (international name..

January 28, 2016
What happens if winner in May elections is disqualified?

What happens if winner in May elections is disqualified?

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS OF the eight presidential candidates that the Commission on Elections approved to be listed in the ballots for..

January 26, 2016
PH should re-assess relations with Iran 

PH should re-assess relations with Iran 

                            By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS                              AFTER more than..

January 22, 2016
Abstain vote not an option, voters told

Abstain vote not an option, voters told

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL THE clamor to include “None of the above” as one of the options in the official ballot for the 2016 polls may..

January 22, 2016
Angels Walk for Autism lauded as model for ASEAN

Angels Walk for Autism lauded as model for ASEAN

By JAKE SORIANO THE annual Angels Walk for Autism reached new heights Sunday. A record crowd of 15,000 people, bigger than last year’s..

January 18, 2016
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