Oliver M. Tuazon

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Senior moments

Within any society there is a symbiotic relationship between the State/government and its citizens. The State, as parens patriae, is expected to take …

Bush’s belated victory: Pro-life groups celebrate ethical shift in stem cell research

Pro-life groups, which are eager to end research that destroys human embryos, are taking heart that funding decisions in two of the nation’s most …

They named the Pope as Person of the Year? Do Time's editors know what they did?

Being endowed with more than a pinch of common sense, Papa Bergoglio is unlikely to allow his appearance on the cover of Time magazine as “person of …

They got part of it wrong.

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‘Faith stronger than storm’

‘YOLANDA SHOULD FEAR MY GOD’. Ester Cabrera Uy, who lost her house when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” battered Tacloban City, hears Mass as rain falls …

Too late, China adopts a two-child policy

The Chinese Communist Party just announced that it is loosening its one-child policy, allowing most of the remaining couples in the country who were restricted to one child to have two. That’s great and all. But it comes way too late to fix the huge glitches in China’s economic growth model that …

China

Let’s help the Philippines — but not like we helped Haiti

<i>Vijaya Ramachandran is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Owen Barder is a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Global Development in Europe. This essay is adapted from a post they wrote on the center’s blog.</i><p>The immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, such as the …

Misogyny: we can’t just blame men and boys

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The Supreme Court’s crucial role

A lot of vagueness attends current discussions of the pork barrel. The lack of precision in the use of terms complicates questions like: what to …

Filipino concept of justice

As one of the 10 holders of the “Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity,” Dean Jose Manuel I. Diokno began his …

Debunking the myth that porn is harmless

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Obamacare as settled law, or not

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Science’s final answer to when human life begins

The importance of the issue of the beginning of human life was clearly put forward by professor emeritus of human embryology of the University of …

The best and worst countries to grow old—UN rankings

In this Sept. 26, 2013, photo, 80-year-old Marianne Blomberg works out at a gym in Stockholm. Sweden came out on top of global rankings of the best …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …