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Blas Ople’s legacy

Blas Ople’s legacy

  THE health issues buffeting the world community today are sure to create far-ranging global implications and will slowly affect the socio-economic condi­tion in countries already distressed by the menace. Experts expect the worse if the contagion is not contained. On the side, the fate of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in regions where […]

Spare law-abiding Filipino-Chinese

    IF there is anything that really raises the temper of many Filipinos today, it’s the rising involvement in crimes of Chinese nationals in the country. Working in Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) outlets, these foreigners have distorted Filipino society’s sense of peace and order. They have also unnecessarily implicated and dishonored law-abiding Filipino-Chinese. […]

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Mother of PH festivals

  ABOUT a million devotees and tourists at­tended this year’s colorful and decidedly successful Kalibo Ati–atihan Festival in Aklan, under the able direction of Kalibo Mayor Em­erson S. Lachica. Considered as the Mother of all Philippine festivals in terms of its ethnic uniqueness, long history and tradition, the Kalibo Ati–atihan stands out as one of […]

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Twin 2020 blessings for Bicol

  “WHEN it rains, it pours,” goes the adage which happily applies to Bicol and all Bicolanos this year. Finally, after a long delay and wait, the P4.8 billion Bicol International Airport (BIA) in Daraga, will eventually open this year. The blessing is further made joyful by the con­struction kick-off for the equally vital P175-billion […]

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Tension that really hurts

  EVERYONE was greeting happy New Year when 2020 entered. There was so much jubilation and there are expectations of a loom­ing good fortune ahead. Of course, these are predictable developments that happen redun­dantly with each coming year. But, amid optimism, the events that have unfolded in recent weeks carry caveats that, un­less addressed aptly, […]

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Living dangerously

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Living dangerously

  THE title above is not a take-off from the 1982 Australian romantic film; it’s about events, coming in all shapes and dimen­sions that made December 2019 disengaging. Sadly, many of such events define the country’s political direc­tion; others open our senses to the reality that Mother Earth is slowly being ruined by her own […]

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