Ellen Tordesillas

The lawmaker’s offer

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‘Endorsement may not be a crime but being a recipient of millions of money from PDAF is stealing money from the people. That’s plunder.’

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US access talks: it’s PR

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The VFA is an agreement between the Philippines and the United States regarding the treatment of U.S. Armed Forces Visiting the Philippines. It was signed in 1998 by Foreign Secretary Domingo Siazon and U.S. Ambassador Thomas Hubbard and ratified by the Philippine Senate.

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‘Beyond tears and borders’

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Messages of faith and hope marked the observance of the International Day of the Disappeared in the Philippines.

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Magdalo: 10 years after Oakwood

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No doubt, the Magdalo group of military officers and soldiers has come a long way from that early morning of July 27, 2003 when they jolted the nation with the protest they staged against Gloria Arroyo at Oakwood Hotel in the heart of Makati’s business district.

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DFA skips issue on cancellation of China visit

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The Department of Foreign Affairs issued Monday a media briefer on the China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) but skipped the issue that President Aquino was not informed that China had canceled as early as Aug. 23 his planned attendance at the event on Sept. 3.

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A farewell tribute to Del Rosario?

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Albert del Rosario, SONA 2013The fourth State-of- the- Nation Address by President Aquino is notable for the number of issues that he didn’t touch.

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“Janet, here na me … where na u?”

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My favorite placard in last Monday’s Million People march in Luneta was the one held by a young man which said, “Janet, here na me…where na u?”

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How to keep your sanity when stuck in Metro Manila traffic

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Surviving traffic in Metro Manila is a test of patience, an exercise in anger management.

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The biggest pork

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Malacañang, it turns out, doesn’t have barrels of pork. What it has are entire stockyards of meat that it dispenses to whomever it chooses, in the manner and the amounts that the President alone decides.

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Economic figures catch up with reality

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I thought I was the only one who could not connect the glowing assessments of multinational financial firms and day- to- day realities.

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