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2 more years for Yolanda rehab

    ON the fifth anniversary of super-typhoon Yolanda last Thursday, Malacañang presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said rehabilitation of the areas devas­tated by the typhoon should be completed in about two years. “Hopefully within the year, or two years. Depends on the situation,” he said. Yolanda, known to the rest of the world as Haiyan, […]

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‘House of Us’

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‘House of Us’

    (WITH apologies to “The Hows of Us,” a movie about millennials and how they get into and out of and back into relation­ships, which has grossed P700 mil­lion to beat Vice Ganda’s record-breaking P600 million take at the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.) What do millennials, Generation X and Y and even their […]

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Attitude of a servant

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Attitude of a servant

  Gospel Reading: Lk 17:7-10 JESUS said to the Apostles: “Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’? Would he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat. Put on […]

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Yolanda recalled anew in new CHR inquiry

    IT has been five years since super-typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) devastated Ta­cloban City and other communities in Leyte and Samar on November 8, 2013, but it continues to draw attention to this day. One reason is that government efforts to help and rehabilitate its victims fell short of expectations. Many of the […]

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The scribes denounced, a poor widow commended

    Gospel reading: Mk 12:38-44 IN the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the mar­ketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a […]

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We need to resolve investment policy conflicts

    THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) hopes that Congress will enact more laws liberalizing investment areas in the country, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Monday, after the signing of an executive order promulgating the 11th Regular Foreign Investment Negative List. The new law amends existing laws to liberalize reciprocity provisions on […]

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