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                    [Title] => The chilling effects of Jennifer Laude’s death
                    [Summary] => 

It’s no coincidence that the fire and brimstone over Jennifer Laude’s murder is inextricably linked to three things.

[DatePublished] => 2014-10-31 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134405 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1732449 [AuthorName] => Samantha King [SectionName] => Young Star [SectionUrl] => young-star [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/lifestyle/young-star/20141031/jennifer-laude-death-6.jpg ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1380839 [Title] => Unequal US-Phl military pacts license to violate people's rights [Summary] =>

The killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude by a US serviceman is the most recent vivid violation of people's rights, a consequence of lopsided military agreements between the US and the Philippine governments.

[DatePublished] => 2014-10-16 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135377 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 588134 [Title] => Militant group blasts Aquino for retaining DFA head [Summary] =>

Two days before being sworn in as the Philippines’ 15th chief executive, President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has received flak from a militant group for retaining Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo.

[DatePublished] => 2010-06-28 07:15:07 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1262583 [AuthorName] => Dennis Carcamo [SectionName] => [SectionUrl] => [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 554247 [Title] => 'VFA legality ruling won't stop controversies' [Summary] =>

Militant group Bayan warned that controversies will continue to hound the country's Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US despite the final ruling of the Supreme Court upholding its constitutionality.

[DatePublished] => 2010-03-03 10:29:33 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1262583 [AuthorName] => Dennis Carcamo [SectionName] => [SectionUrl] => [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 390353 [Title] => Time for RP to cut its umbilical cord to the US [Summary] => Call the Philippines anything you want - poor, corrupt, land of cheats, one of the most dangerous places on earth, whatever - but the fact remains that it is a sovereign state and therefore deserves a little respect by the rest of the world.

The United States Senate can conduct all the hearings it wants on the extrajudicial killings and poor human rights track record of the Philippines, but at the end of the day it does not have the right to tell Filipinos what to do.
[DatePublished] => 2007-03-19 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 136063 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1382205 [AuthorName] => Jerry Tundag [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 388662 [Title] => A big slap in the face [Summary] => The Philippine delegation that went to the United States to try and plead with the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools to reconsider its ban of Filipino nurses who took the tainted June 2006 board exams got what it deserved, a big slap on the face.

Even before the delegation left the Philippines, the CGFNS already warned everybody who cared to read its lips that its decision was final. But the team left anyway, against the advice of many well-meaning Filipinos, on its Quixotic mission.
[DatePublished] => 2007-03-09 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 136063 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1382205 [AuthorName] => Jerry Tundag [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 378440 [Title] => A gift to be used wisely [Summary] => Obesity will be a big problem for the world in 2007. Big problem indeed. And weighty too.
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Bobit Avila says the world weights 6.6 septillion tons. [DatePublished] => 2007-01-05 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134303 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1431352 [AuthorName] => Juanito V. Jabat   [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 374996 [Title] => EDITORIAL - Minds rooted in the Stone Age [Summary] => People are entitled to their opinion. And with an open mind, most people can take the opinions of others. But sometimes there are opinions that are too appalling they go against the sensibilities of most people. [DatePublished] => 2006-12-14 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) ) )
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