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Transgender mom/dad

Whilst in London, I came across an interesting story about a case pending in the High Court on a legal issue that had never...

Everybody rise for rice

Rice is not only a staple food in the Philippines. For most Filipinos, it is essential for survival. The source of over 70 percent...

It is now 100

For those who believe in local autonomy, it is time to celebrate. Local government units (LGUs) have embraced public-private partnership (PPP) as a new...

‘Gratitude in10sified’

For the 10th year in a row, the country celebrates the National Teachers’ Month (NTM) from September 5 to October 5, 2018, with the...

Reflections on learning taxonomies in accounting programs

Imagine a Franciscan friar from the Renaissance period and an educational psychologist from the 20th century having a conversation at a local coffee shop....

The debt/currency disaster

IT was not too long ago that countries like the Philippines were categorized as “Third World.” A few years later, the Third World had...

Achieving true universal health care

FORTY years ago, delegates from 135 countries, including the Philippines, met at an international conference in what is now Almaty, Kazakhstan, under the former...

Silenced September (For Manong Pempe)

ON paper and in history, it was September 21. It reached Naga on the 23rd. It was Saturday. The morning was quiet because the radio,...

The wounds will be healed through faith

FOR the Lord is strong and always faithful. He rules the stormy area and calms its angry waves (Psalm 89:8-9). My dear brothers and sisters...

Impatient with democracy

INCLUDING today, there are eight days left for people to see to their voter registration status. Most will be first-time voters, a category that...

No one is as deaf as one who won’t listen

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing,” said John Powell. Fortunately for Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and...

In-step with Jesus

Focusing on the formation of His disciples, Jesus guides them to close the gap between their thinking and His, just like the difference between...

Political idolatry

Part Six Ninoy was prayerful THAT the February 1986 Edsa events added up to a miracle or to a revolution is, therefore, an incorrect and untenable assertion. Given...

Violation of due process: An inexistent assessment bears no fruit

Mother Nature has her methods of transforming things. A seed becomes a tree, which, in turn, bears fruits. The seed undergoes certain processes, such...

Garments industry, on the death throes?

The country’s garment and textile export sector used to be a $3-billion sunrise industry in the 1990s. But the difficulties in overcoming the challenges brought...

A multi-sided rice crisis requires a holistic policy approach 

THE present rice price crisis is deeply troubling for the nation. It is unprecedented in breadth and length. From P37 a kilo under the...

Kill destructive mining, not the whole industry

In the wake of a landslide that hit an illegal mining site in Itogon, Benguet, that killed 34 people and dozens more missing at...

For as long as power is held by men

The New York Permanent Mission’s engagement on the undesirable involvement of men in the United Nations campaign against sexual violence and trafficking has attained...