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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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The Duterte administration is determined to usher in what it calls the “golden age of infrastructure” in the Philippines. It has said that it is committed to pour in R8 – R9 trillion for infrastructure projects spread over six years.

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Outrage

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I am outraged by the death of a Filipina, Joanna Demafelis, in Kuwait apparently because of abuses from her employers as suggested by the fact that her body bore torture wounds, including bruises and a broken hipbone. She was found inside a freezer at an abandoned apartment earlier this month. The autopsy further revealed that Joanna was already dead when she was put inside the freezer.

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Malling and community

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You meet with your barkadas in the afternoon to watch the latest movie in the newest, state-of-the-art cinema inside the mall. After that, you decide to apply for a job in a BPO company right inside the mall.

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I remember as an elementary student, one of the things that made me proud of our country was Mayon volcano. My teacher would show us a picture of the majestic Mayon and teach us geography at the same time, telling us it is located in the province of Albay and is the pride of the Bicol region. Mayon volcano is known for its perfect cone which makes it appear sublime and imperious.

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