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Is change (actually) coming?
Political dynasties generally make up the Philippine political landscape. You have the Aquinos, Binays, Dutertes, and Marcoses taking hold of various government seats for decades just by passing on the position to their wives, sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, and so on. But ...
 
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The charming cabinet secretary is currently the darling of the media and the rest of the nation.
The rain is pouring in torrents. It’s a bleak Saturday afternoon, and after an extremely hectic work week, it is clear Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat would much rather be in bed. But she had committed to attending the launch of ikotMNL ...
 
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Preview's longest-serving EIC takes on a new role.
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) officially announced its newly-appointed executive director, Pauline Suaco-Juan, last August 10. Pauline, who took her oath of office on the same day, was Preview's editor in chief for 14 years until she stepped down in 2016.DTI-CITEM welcomes its new ...
 
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The government has to evaluate the proposal alongside other offers to build a completely new airport outside Manila.
Seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates have submitted an unsolicited proposal to improve and transform the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).The so-called NAIA “superconsortium” submitted the proposal last February 12 to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), vowing to improve the Philippines’ aging ...
 
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The Senate gets credit (or blame) for easing excise taxes on luxury vehicles. What will it cost them if they buy the same cars this year?
One of the oddest outcomes of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which came into effect last January 1, 2018, was the lopsided impact of the new tax law on low-priced and high-end vehicles.While the new law increased the ...
 
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Royal families continue to thrive and this may not be such a bad thing.
In this digital age when technology reigns supreme, and the majority of the world’s nations call for democracy, does a concept as archaic as a monarchy—even a constitutional monarchy at that—remain relevant to the times?The idea that a single bloodline can hold so ...
 
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The new tax is pretty steep.
Beauty comes with a price, we always hear, and its price in the Philippines just got a little steeper. The senate has filed a bill to reform the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion that includes excising an additional 20 percent of taxes on ...
 
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In a pushback against perceived memory loss and historical revisionism, several institutions are reminding us of the truths about Martial Law.
Forty-five years ago, the Philippines was put under martial law by Ferdinand Marcos. From 1972 to 1981, Marcos’ military rule resulted in 3,257 extrajudicial killings, 35,000 individual tortures, and 70,000 were incarcerations, and at least 737 Filipino Desaparecidos or the Disappeared Ones. ...
 
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See which important people are on which side.
On Tuesday, September 12, the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, voted to allot just P1,000 ($20) for the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) in 2018, virtually defunding the human rights body. The CHR is one of the very few ...
 
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Hillary Clinton's new book debuts this week.
In the months immediately following her defeat in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton stayed out of the political spotlight, opting instead to spend time with family. But now, with her new memoir What Happened, which debuts on Tuesday, the former Secretary of State is ...
 
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We doubt Dr. Robert Kelly will be bringing his children to his lecture at the Ateneo de Manila University, but here’s how you can attend it.
Remember Dr. Robert Kelly? The Korean expert who was being interviewed at his home office by the BBC when his charming children, Marion, 4, and eight-month-old James, burst into the room?Kelly will be in Manila next week on the invitation of the Korean ...
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