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OPINION: Historical documents belong to the nation, not in private collections

The context is clear: it’s a state of affairs where historical facts are questioned, this time and place where unless an original document is surfaced, what we all know to be truth is deemed untrustworthy or invalid, or both. We are exasperated and exhausted. In the face of false news Read more »

Undas is a Filipino fiesta

By Elfren S. Cruz/The Philippine Star – For Filipino Catholics, the proper day to visit the graves of their deceased loved ones is actually on Nov. 2 which is All Souls’ Day. This is supposed to be a day of mourning for the dead. There should be no parties Read more »

Call centers: co-opting the Filipino identity

By Jan M. Padios/baltimoresun.com – What changes when a country devotes itself to servicing the businesses of other countries? Call centers are big business in the Philippines. As a doctoral student, I researched the industry there between 2008 and 2013, when the Southeast Asian nation became a top destination Read more »

US Senator John McCain: A friend of the Philippines

BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. – Babe Romualdez/The Philippine Star – The remains of US Senator John McCain lay in state at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday – an honor given to only a few statesmen requiring a resolution of Congress. The practice started in 1852 Read more »

Ninoy Aquino remembered

By Neni Sta. Romana Cruz/inquirer.net – The story of his life and his homecoming is one that surpasses what fiction can conjure. It is a story worth remembering by citizens, in continuing gratitude for his martyrdom that made a difference in our history. And for today’s youth, it is Read more »

[OPINION] Challenges in deploying Filipino household service workers to China

By Meiting Li/rappler.com – In July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) revealed that there was a possibility for China to hire Filipino household service workers (HSWs) with a high salary of up to P100,000 per month. China is indeed likely to open its doors to Filipino HSWs, Read more »

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