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An open letter to President Benigno S. Aquino III
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An open letter to President Benigno S. Aquino III

A friend who grew up in Tawi-tawi writes this open letter to the President of the Philippines.  Zarah Kathleen Toring Alih is concerned about the “many unsolved murders” in Bongao, Tawi-tawi, most recent of which is the November 13 shooting of Mindanao State University principal Ponchita “Ching” Francisco. Francisco, according to news reports, was shot dead at … Continue reading

Robredo’s death sparks interest in good governance group
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Robredo’s death sparks interest in good governance group

Secretary Jesse Robredo’s death has translated to renewed interest in the good governance movement he founded. Robredo was a founding member of Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, a group composed mostly of students and professionals who want to see ethical leadership in politics.  The group has more than 3,000 volunteers nationwide. … Continue reading

Pale Blue Dot
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Pale Blue Dot

“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again, that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of … Continue reading