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Toward a ‘Green, Green, Green’ Philippines

Several studies have shown that there are real mental- health benefits to having greener cities. One published in the Journal of the American Medical Association detailed...

High on highways

The moon was cut in half on the horizon. It is rare that we see the moon setting, but it is rare that we...

Are political dynasties permanent fixtures in PHL politics?

It’s interesting, if not amusing, times again. The October 11 to 17 window for the filing of certificate of candidacy for those vying for elective...

A blessed heart of charity

“She opens her arms to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy”—Proverbs 31:20 AS we pray for those who are suffering through...

Partly bad luck, mostly mismanagement

By this time, most are aware by now that September’s inflation of 6.7 percent is the highest in almost 10 years. The last time...

We can all help save planet Earth

Global warming is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, according to a report issued by the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on...

Common tower policy restricts telecom open access

Many people blame Globe Telecom Inc. and PLDT Inc.’s Jurassic telecom infrastructures for the country’s slow Internet connectivity. The duopolistic stranglehold that these companies...

Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part  Eight Perpetuating hatred and vengeance against Marcos FEARING that history will judge the wisdom and authenticity of the Marcos 1973 Constitution, President Cory Aquino, whose government...

Stock Market 012: Bottoms

The Philippine Stock Exchange Composite index (PSEi) may be hitting a bottom from its nine-month decline, and that is good. This may only be...

To serve and give one’s life

In this world of dreams of wealth, power and fame, what is absolutely irreplaceable for the disciples of Jesus in terms of substance and...

Anakalusugan: Your new health-care partner 

Political parties are part of the electoral process in the Philippines, which enables small political parties and marginalized and underrepresented sectors to obtain possible...

No ‘green jobs’ without just transformation

The Philippines is probably the first Asian country to enact a law on “green jobs” based on the definition given in a study conducted...

Maximizing agriculture’s economic opportunities

One of the President’s campaign promises was to make food affordable and accessible to all Filipinos. This is also included in Duterte’s 10-point socioeconomic...

Paul Allen, Microsoft’s cofounder, is dead at 65

Paul G. Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle...

The last Christians

(Delivered by Ambassador Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in...

The independence and accountability of the Insurance Commission

Insurance supervision is “the monitoring of insurance companies’ behavior, and intermediaries to a large extent, including their compliance with insurance rules and regulations, including...

A saint for our times

Archbishop Oscar Romero in his Christmas Eve homily in 1978 said, “No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor. The self-sufficient,...

Martial law, human rights and other stark issues

Part Seven Martial-law period poorly misunderstood "To this day, the martial-law period remains poorly understood, to put it mildly. There are still many who feel strongly...
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