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Wishes for 2023: Fewer traffic jams, trolls and price hikes in the Philippines

People ride at the back of a pick-up car amid heavy traffic as Christmas nears, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Dec 16, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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MANILA - The past year was one crazy ride for the Philippines. The fraught May general election left behind a deeply divided country, with scars to last a lifetime for many of us.

It meant an existential crisis for the Philippine media. It turns out, a significant number of my countrymen would rather believe the trolls than the good ol’ honest work of journalists countering all the lies on the Internet.

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