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Duterte Sabotaged Our Country’s Vaccination Efforts

We are now officially a nation of anti-vaxxers. This was the lament of a netizen regarding the outbreak of diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines. In a Facebook post, Gerry Cacanindin, a creative writer by profession, shared that they brought their daughter to the pediatrician last Saturday for her scheduled vaccine shot. He said that they were made to wait for two hours as the doctor came in late. “She apologized as she had to do extra rounds in the hospital,” Cacanindin wrote. He...

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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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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”...

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Dengvaxia Scare: Turning A Serious Health Issue To A Political Witch-Hunt

The real experts have spoken. We have been wanting to write about the Dengue vaccine mess since last year but for obvious lack of knowledge or expertise on the matter, we decided to hold our piece and waited for people who can be considered authorities on this serious issue to address it. In the meantime, while waiting for authoritative and credible resource persons to shed light on the problem, a well-orchestrated plot to sow fear and create a widespread hysteria was launched by entities and...