Bella R. Perez-Rubio

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In loving memory

A BLINDFOLDED comfort woman, covered from hair to heel, anxiously grips her clothes to herself as she stands along Roxas Boulevard. The statue was constructed...

Is ‘Confucius’ the Philippines’ new Uncle Sam?

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CHINA’S QUEST for soft power began over a decade ago when its government started funding Confucius Institutes. These non-profit learning centers aim to...

In sickness and in PhilHealth

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ON SEPTEMBER 6, the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading House Bill No. 5784, also known as the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Act. The...

No comfort for the ‘comfort women’

Despite years of no results, Liga ng mga Lolang Pilipina (Lila Pilipina) president and executive director Rechilda Extremaduria perseveres in her...

First they came for my porn…

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Earlier in the year, some internet users under certain internet service providers (ISPs) opened some of the most popular adult websites only to find them...

Trump: From personality to president

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United States (US) president Donald J. Trump’s win in a close general election came as a shock to many, defying polls that predicted a comfortable victory...

Trump: From personality to president

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United States (US) president Donald J. Trump’s win in a close general election came as a shock to many, defying polls that predicted a comfortable victory...

Who is the ‘other’s’ keeper?

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A PHOTOGRAPH of Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy who was pulled out of the rubble of a building brought down by an airstrike, has become viral on social media....