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We must start planning for coming age of robotics

  IT is not yet a problem in the Philippines but it is increasingly becoming a big one in some countries. This is the rise of robotics in manufacturing, in farming, in services, in transpor­tation, in warehouse operations, etc., where machines appear to be doing better than human workers. A study released last week by […]

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Thriving corals boost hope for Manila Bay

  CORALS are still thriving in a few areas of Manila Bay – in Maragondon and Ternate, Cav­ite, and in Corregidor and Carballo islands at the mouth of the bay, the Ecosystems Re­search and Development Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said last week. It had conducted the study to help […]

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3 US states reject Trump policy on climate change

  THE United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France, in December, 2015, approved a landmark agreement for the world’s nations to accelerate and intensify their efforts to combat climate change. In April the next year, 174 countries, including the Philippines, signed the agreement at the UN headquarters in New York City, with each […]

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Joint probe should clear up Recto Bank dispute

  NINETEEN days have passed since the sinking of the Philippine fishing boat Gem Ver after it was hit by a Chinese fishing boat in the Recto Bank area in the South China Sea. During these 19 days, there have been various versions of what really hap­pened along with a flurry of charges and counter-charges. […]

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The long-delayed Code of Conduct

  THE ten member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have always regarded and treated one another with all goodwill and respect, even when they have conflicting claims, such as on certain areas in the South China Sea. They reiterated this mutual regard for one another at the ASEAN Summit held last […]

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Party-lists in the news

  THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that 47 of 51 winning party-lists in the last midterm elections have already received their certificates of proclamation, with four disputed cases still to be resolved. Eight of the party-list groups will have two seats each in the 18th House of Representatives, by virtue of their big number […]

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