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Veteran journo: Duterte, media should adjust to each other

Veteran journo: Duterte, media should adjust to each other

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By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte should improve his manner of speaking while journalists should cope with his communication style, veteran journalist Crispin Maslog said in the 50th St. Thomas More Lecture held Thursday. The Journalism alumnus said Duterte’s “barkada style” of public speaking is inappropriate for a high-ranking government official, noting that he should be sensitive to his audience. “I don’t think that he should have a one-size-fits-all communication style. ‘Yan ang problema niya. When you’re talking to heads of states, you don’t insult them like ‘You son of a bitch.’ That is not the proper way. […] He should learn how to adjust his communication style,” Maslog said. The President should be mindful of his tirades against the media, he...
Ombudsman: Prevention is ‘antidote’ to corruption

Ombudsman: Prevention is ‘antidote’ to corruption

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PREVENTION IS the only way for Filipinos to eradicate corruption—for now. This was the message of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to the Artlets in the 49th St. Thomas More Lecture held March 16 at the Medicine Auditorium. Through “preventive corruption initiatives,” Filipinos may hope for a better governance and nation, Morales said in her lecture titled Leading the Charge: The Ombudsman Roadmap to Fight Corruption Head-On. “These (initiatives) are not only the gains of the Ombudsman, but the gains of the Filipinos united under one solemn constitution,” she said. “As there is yet no absolute cure to corruption, prevention appears to be the only antidote against [it].” Morales, a Ramon Magsaysay awardee for Public Service in 2016, reiterated that the people play an import...
SC Justice urges Thomasians to object China’s West PH Sea claim

SC Justice urges Thomasians to object China’s West PH Sea claim

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FILIPINOS HAVE a “sole duty to prevent the loss of a huge maritime space” by objecting China’s claim to the West Philippine Sea, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio told Thomasians in the 48th St. Thomas More lecture. Carpio said the Philippines may lose 531,000 sq. km. of its maritime area, which is larger than the country’s 300,000 sq. km. land area if China wins the arbitration case. “This is the heart of the matter of the dispute. Freedom of navigation is just incidental to me because this is a battle for resources over our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Extended Continental Shelf (ECS),” he said. Carpio, one of the country’s delegates to the Hague-based arbitral tribunal, perceived these activities as a demonstration of China’s “grand strategy to seize the S...