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The selfie and politics

The selfie and politics

I am not exactly sure when it actually happened. I cannot remember the precise moment when things changed. But slowly I began to notice the metamorphosis from shaking the hands of people, carrying and kissing a baby, or hugging a smiling lola, to smiling in front of mobile handheld phones. I suddenly felt my cheek getting numb from the smiles I had to flash as I huddled with happy crowds with all their mobile phones raised to capture our selfie moments.

Public Service

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Public Service

A recent survey conducted by online employment company JobStreet.com revealed that 77% of Filipinos prefer working in the public sector. According to Jobstreet’s “Government Happiness Index” report, respondents cited job security, retirement plan, and career growth as top reasons for wanting to work in the bureaucracy.

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Security and privacy

The Philippine Senate approved last month the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act of 2018 which seeks to establish a national ID system. The House of Representatives had earlier passed a similar measure.

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The observance of Holy Week allows us to reflect on the life and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. While we cannot possibly duplicate the suffering that the Son of God endured in order to save us from sin and evil, we can seek inspiration as we go through our own sacrifices and travails in our existential life.

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Holy Week rebooting

THIS coming Palm Sunday will mark the beginning of Holy Week. For a predominantly Catholic nation like the Philippines, this will usher in traditional commemorations of a very significant event in Christendom.

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We know that certain smells trigger different emotions. For instance, the smell of some items can flood us with memories and emotions. You might smell the strong aroma of tuyo (dried fish) in the morning and remember the time when your whole family gather together for breakfast over tuyo, sinangag (fried rice) and coffee.

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