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AS A MATTER OF FACT
A nation in crisis
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am
To Juan dela Cruz, endless and pointless political discussions fill up social media and the news.
This presidential race is bound to be a riot
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - October 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Among the advantages of a two-party system are the apparent ease on the part of voters in selecting between only two choices and that, eventually, matters of governance could be decided swiftly based on party principles...
The billion-peso question
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - October 4, 2021 - 12:00am
How did Pharmally manage to corner billions in government COVID supply procurement contracts notwithstanding its minimal capitalization of only P625,000 and the persons of questionable reputation running it? That...
Extend voter registration
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 27, 2021 - 12:00am
I came across this opinion piece about the climate crisis and despair, released just two months ago.
Can the ICC crack the President’s invincibility?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The order of the International Criminal Court pre-trial chamber to proceed with the full investigation of the President for alleged Crimes against Humanity in connection with the government’s “Tokhang...
Filipino or Pilipino?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is in a continuous struggle in search of her identity. Three hundred years under Spanish influence.
The awful truths must come out
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The President in panic mode? Watch and try to get lost in transit. He is good at this but the Filipinos already know him too well to take him seriously this time around.
Cowards and losers don’t shape a nation
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Today is National Heroes Day. Fiction or non-fiction, a hero is one who is idealized, admired and honored.
What did Ninoy give the Filipino people?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Thirty-eight years ago, we lost a Filipino martyr and now a modern day hero, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. After his death, the Filipinos finally united in spirit, went out of their comfort zones and marched...
Don’t sell your soul to the devil
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Have you sold your soul to the devil? Have you made a deal with Satan? In exchange for power, wealth, youth, a life of luxury, comfort and abundance?
Why are we allowing COVID-19 to rule our lives?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 9, 2021 - 12:00am
At this point, we should already have gotten a hold of ourselves to fight the virus. Why do we continue to be intimidated by it? I think we should change the way we confront the enemy.
A hero’s strength is measured by his heart
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Taoist spiritual concept of Yin and Yang proved itself last week, when after the gloomy State of the Nation Address, we received the happiest news ever – that Hidilyn Diaz won the first Olympic Gold for...
It’s joke time!
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
I started a joke, which started the whole world crying. But I didn’t see, that the joke was on me. Oh no! I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing. Oh, if I’d only see, that the joke was...
The increasing struggle of Philippine education
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The reality that we face today in the field of education is daunting. Last year, Save the Children organization warned us of an “unprecedented global education emergency,” where more than 1 billion children...
Even if he could run, I hope he would not
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
It seems power really intoxicates those who wield it, that they would not know when enough is enough.
A revolution of the heart
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine STAR is celebrating its 35th year this month.
Peace in your heart, peace in the south
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a sad weekend for the country upon hearing the death of former president Benigno Aquino III last Thursday.
Proprietary schools: Surviving COVID-19 and the ‘BIR-21 variant’
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - June 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Unless Congress, the courts or Malacañang will come to their aid against BIR RR No. 5-2021, most proprietary schools that are now financially in the “Intensive Care Unit” due to the present pandemic...
The fiddler on the roof
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
In his 2016 inaugural address, President Duterte said, “No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is...
The forgotten citizens – our Filipino youth
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Enough now of politics.
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