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The vocal prayers

If we only know the real beauty and power of the vocal prayers! It’s a pity that, nowadays, these prayers are practically regarded of little importance, if at all. Many people treat them only casually. They are resorted to simply

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The STAR Musketeers

Dear Women of the Philippines: Aren’t you glad and thankful that your country, even if small, and not as wealthy as those with oil wells and other products that have made them so rich and proud, considers you equal to

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Vaccine barriers

The United Nations Children’s Fund is calling for “speed” and “simplicity” to remove barriers to acquisition, manufacture and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines globally. “At the current rate, there is simply not enough vaccine supply to meet demand. And the supply

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True love is open to anything

Indeed, if our love is true, that is, it is a love that is a vital participation of God’s love for all his creation, especially for man, then it is open to anything. That love remains steadfast and continues to

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The sins that cry to heaven

One after the other. We have not yet ensured the conquest of the vicious Coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID 19, and now we hear of a threat about a volcano showing very clear signs of erupting. One can imagine how the people

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Sustainable and resilient

In a post-pandemic world where sustainability is necessary, economies in the Asia Pacific region should prioritize quality investment in infrastructure, one that is resilient and well-planned. The Asian Development Bank said investing in resilient and adaptive infrastructure after the pandemic

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Community

Yesterday, the Visayan DAILY STAR celebrated its 39th year of service to the people of Negros Island. After barely managing to survive through one of the most difficult years of its existence as a local daily newspaper, this year’s anniversary

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The STAR Principle

Forgive me if your Twinkling will sound a bit out of tune today. We are still groggy from the thought that yesterday, we marked the 39th anniversary of your DAILY STAR! Imagine that! Thirty-nine years, when other local journalists were

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Grey list

The Philippines needs to enact major reforms in the country’s bank secrecy laws to avoid being included anew in the grey list of the Paris-based money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), resulting in adverse effects on trade and

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Divine Mercy in action

On the Easter Octave of 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina Kowalska, a nun and a mystic, whose apparitions and messages from the Lord inspired the devotion to the Divine Mercy. On that occasion, the Holy Father established

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‘No total liquor ban’

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The sins that cry to heaven

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My social bubble

It’s hard to believe that more than a year has passed since the pandemic has forced me to stay within the confines of my home here in Bacolod. I was supposed to have left for my other home in Paris,