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Writer Says She’s Convinced That The Administration Is Evil

They are now going after the children. Katrina Lagman, a writer, says in a Facebook post that she does not use the word “evil” in a light manner. “I almost never use that word at all, because to call someone evil is to say that they are absolutely abhorrent, incorrigibly immoral, and so remorseless that they are beyond redemption,” Lagman wrote. That is why when she declared that she is convinced that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is evil, it means that there is something...

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Hilbay: We Need An Environment Where Children Can Be Reformed

How can we protect our children? Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay denounced the bill in the House of Representatives that seek to lower the age when minors will become criminally liable. Presently at fifteen, the lower house wants to pass a law that can make children as young as nine years to be within the ambit of penal laws. Hilbay, bar topnotcher and a constitutional law professor at the University of the Philippines, took his oath today as member of Aksyon Demokratiko, the party...

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Netizen: Why Would Anyone Vote For Grace Poe?

If the recent Pulse Asia survey is to be believed, Senator Grace Poe will top the midterm senatorial derby once again. The lady senator was the top-notcher during the 2013 midterm election when she ran under the administration slate of then President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino. According to the results of the survey that was allegedly conducted by Pulse from December 14 to 21 of 2018, 75.6 percent of the registered voters will support her. As a result, an obviously irked netizen questioned her...

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Walang Nagawa? Memes And Videos Highlight The Accomplishments Of Mar Roxas

His supporters are fighting back. It has been said that a lie often repeated without challenge becomes the truth. This is the painful lesson learned by the camp of former senator and Cabinet secretary Mar Roxas who lost in the 2016 presidential election. The bitter loss was attributed to the failure to disseminate to the people the gains and accomplishments of the administration of former president Noynoy Aquino who endorsed Roxas as well as the massive proliferation of fake news. Roxas was a...

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A Topnotcher’s Advice To Aspiring Lawyers

Hear it from the best. 8,701 law graduates are hoping to join one of the most prestigious professions not only in the country but in the whole world: the legal profession. For the fours Sundays of the month of November which began the other day, these aspiring lawyers will troop to the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to take the yearly bar examinations. Passing this exam is their gateway in becoming a member of the Philippine bar. It is the final obstacle before getting that elusive “Atty”...