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By MANUEL L. CABALLERO

WE are writing this in the middle of President Barack Obama’s 10-day trip to four Asian countries, namely, India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. Fresh from a big political defeat at home, President Obama’s trip is aimed at re-engaging those countries diplomatically and economically.

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By PHILIP S. CHUA, M.D., FACS, FPCS

WE need to change our dietary protein sources, if we are to significantly reduce our risk of heart disease, stroke and arterial blockages and damages all over our body, all of which make cardiovascular illnesses the number one killer in the affluent societies around the globe.

NOW that a new government is in place, fugitive Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson might decide to emerge from hiding and face two murder charges levelled against him for the decade-old brutal killing of a well-known Bicolano publicist and his driver.

MAYOR Ed Koch once said that New York City is the place "where the future comes to audition." And that's something our Administration takes very seriously. In fact, we're bringing the spirit of innovation to every corner of the city. And by thinking creatively — by flipping the conventional wisdom on its head — by having the courage to try new things — we're gaining new ground on some of our most complex, longstanding challenges — like fixing our schools and protecting our environment.

By MANUEL L. CABALLERO

NOW that the most expensive midterm elections are over, let's hope our political leaders will unite and start a dialogue about the real problems facing this country.

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