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Not enough teachers for our school children

  A WEEK before the opening of classes last Monday, June 3, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced that it needs 33,000 teachers to fill vacant positions in public schools all over the country. Of this total, 23,000 had long been vacant. The 10,000 are new, additional vacancies, determined after the registration this school year. […]

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President Duterte speaks out on elections

  CONGRESS passed RA 9369 in 20070 calling for automated elections and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) tried the new system in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 2008. Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines using a touch-screen system were used in Maguindanao. Paper-based Optical Scan Machines (OSC) were used in the other ARMM provinces; […]

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Wawa Dam tapped anew for Metro water

  THE water shortage that hit the East Zone of Metro Manila in April spurred a lot of proposals and plans to ensure it does not happen again – among them, saving our rainwater in cisterns during the rainy season, building weirs, in the absence of dams, to conserve river water, drawing of more water […]

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Pope warns on walls; we’re building bridges

  THE issue of walls has long bedevilled United States President Donald Trump. It is largely a local – to Americans – issue, but it has somehow drawn the attention of much of the rest of the world, partly because it involves the ongo­ing problem of migration, and also because walls represent the idea of […]

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Court case holds back MMDA plan

  THE terrible traffic on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) is the result of hundreds of thousands of vehicles added to Metro traffic every year, without enough roads to accommodate them. There is general agreement that the traffic situation should improve when all the elevated roads now under construction are completed. The Metro Manila […]

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Nation joins World No-Tobacco Day today

  MORE than three decades since the world, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), started observing World No-Tobacco Day in 1987, smoking remains a major health problem, blamed for so many illnesses such as lung cancer. The harmful effects of tobacco smoking are well documented. It is blamed for the death of seven million […]

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