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OLD MacDonald had a farm and when he retired at age 70, his children didn’t want to carry on with the planting and harvesting. One reason, if you haven’t heard, is that planting rice is never fun.

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THE housing problem in the country may not be as critical or as urgent as the energy problem or the transportation and traffic problem, but it is of utmost importance to the poorer sectors of the Philippine population many of whom continue to exist today as squatters in their own land.

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Have you seen the movie Pinocchio? He was the little boy who was made of wood, whose nose grew longer every time he told a lie.

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Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria mutate and adapt to become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. Over-use and misuse of antibiotics exacerbate the development of drug resistant bacteria, often called superbugs. Superbug infections – including multi-drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, typhoid and gonorrhoea – kill hundreds of thousands of people a year, and the trend is growing.

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So far, President Rody Duterte seems to be doing almost everything right. Prior to assuming the presidency last June 30, he convened the two-day Mindanao business summit where he laid out his economic agenda.

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On June 23, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) approved a resolution extending the deadline for filing of Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) by candidates and their parties to June 30. It did this despite the specific provision of RA 7166, “An Act Providing for Synchronized National and Local Elections and for Electoral Reforms,” that the statements must be filed within 30 days after election day.

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