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Floods in PH, heat waves in Europe, wildfires in US

One after the other, tropical storms Gardo, Henry, Inday, and Josie swept in from the Pacific these last few weeks, intensifying the “habagat” monsoon winds that dumped rains on many parts of the Philippines. We were fortunate that the storms never actually hit land, so the damage they caused was mostly due to the floods they caused.

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Prepare for the day overseas jobs run out

In a fortuitous turn of events, the Philippine population is rising and turning out trained and capable workers at a time when many other nations are needing more and more people for their own development needs. The Philippine population has now reached 106.6 million, according to United Nations estimates, making us the world’s No. 13 […]

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Senate now studying ‘hybrid’ polls for 2022

NO-EL — the no-election plan pushed by former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, has now been set aside. Newly elected House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya said last Tuesday that the House of Representatives has allocated total of R18 billion for the 2019 mid-term elections. A new allocation of R6 billion, he said, has been included in the […]

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House must settle issues in interest of nat’l stability

IN the normal course of events in Philippine politics, a majority party supporting a new administration breaks up when a new administration is elected and most party members migrate to the new one in power. This has been the case since the restoration of party politics after the end of martial law in 1986. When […]

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Remembering a transition leader in a time of transition

THE nation remembers today the president of the country who presided over its transition after 20 years of martial law and authoritarian rule – Corazon C. Aquino, first woman president of the country. The years following the People Power Revolution of 1986 were critical ones in our history. Mrs. Aquino found herself at the center […]

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Duterte appeals to other Moro groups

THE United Nations and the European Union have long been critical of the Philippines in its aggressive efforts to stop the drug menace in the country, but came out last week to hail the enactment of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and its immediate signing by President Duterte. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres congratulated the […]

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