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Good news for consumers, not so good for farmers

    WITH so much bad news wherever one turns these days, it was good to hear from Secretary of Agriculture William Dar that the Philippines will not experience a rice shortage this year despite the many restrictions that have cut down much of the nation’s economic production. There will be no shortage like that […]

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August opening for next school year

  THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has recommended that the nation’s private universities and colleges shift to a new academic calendar and move the first day of the first semester for school year 2020-21 to August. Before the ongoing lockdown that closed down all schools in Metro Manila and Luzon, along with all other […]

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So much uncertainty over GDP this year

  AT the start of this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) set a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth target for the Philippines of 6.5 to 7.5 percent for the year 2020. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however, has upset al l economic growth plans and expectations around the world, including the Philippines. The BSP […]

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Born of spirit

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Born of spirit

  Gospel: Jn 3:1-8 * THERE was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.” […]

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A global prayer for the coronavirus pandemic

  MILLIONS of people around the world tuned in to a very unusual concert last Sunday – world-renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli singing at the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy. He had been invited by the mayor of Milan and authorities of the church to sing at a concert for Easter Sunday. There was no […]

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A political twist in US epidemic

  COVID-19 has been largely a health crisis with serious economic implications for the various countries around the world. In the United States, it appears to have developed a political twist with the nation’s governors uniting against President Trump who claimed early this week that he has “total” authority to decide when to reopen the […]

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