Reconciling the ireconcilable

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Eighty-three percent of all Filipinos may be Catholics, but that doesn’t mean they vote according to the dictates of Church doctrine, or even on the basis of the candidate’s Church affiliation. This much can be concluded from the results of the more recent Philippine elections for President.
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Arroyo’s U.S. card

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THE drop in President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s approval rating from 51 percent last August to 41 percent this month—her lowest since she assumed the Presidency in 2001—will not necessarily mean that she won’t run in 2004. That much is evident from the statements from Malacanang as well as Mrs. Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives.
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With a little help from Bush

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President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s claim that the coming visit of George W. Bush to this country would generate more jobs would have been hilarious. Except that the gains she claims the country will get from the visit are being used to justify the suppression of such rights as free assembly.
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That’s entertainment

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I don’t know know if he has taken a survey on the subject—or even if he was quoted accurately, the media in these parts being prone to putting words in their sources’ mouths—but Senator Joker Arroyo is supposed to have said that “the public is crying for blood” in the “Jose Pidal” expose.
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