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Updates on the overseas employment front

AS we enter the ninth month of the global pandemic, barely anyone at the highest policy level has mentioned the recruitment industry as among the worst hit. Perhaps, some of them have yet to take the...

Ambassadors should not be violent

“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”—Winston Churchill Words are a diplomat’s best arsenal. Diplomacy involves tact, and tact means...

An appeal to House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco

Last Sunday, I joined a group of cancer awareness advocates including mothers of children with cancer, as part of a bike run event in front of the Manila Central Post Office to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness...

12 years is not enough

Three years ago, “Honey”* was in her employers’ kitchen, in a spacious flat somewhere in Kuala Lumpur. Her employers, an upwardly mobile young couple, treated her well at first. The congeniality...

Five things that cancer taught me

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To spread awareness, let me share my cancer healing journey and the lessons I have learned so far. I discovered a suspicious lump in my left breast...

Fund the National Integrated Cancer Control Act!

Tomorrow marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the second leading cause of death for Filipinos, next to heart diseases. Among women, it ranks No. 1 as the cause of death, with breast...

RSA’s dream: A new airport in Bulacan

The Covid-19 pandemic has virtually put foreign and local direct investments on hold, across the world. When people are scared to leave the house, both productivity and profitability suffer, and the cost of doing business is...

A love letter to our nurses

I feel bad that our government is preventing some of our nurses from leaving to work in countries where a more advanced health-care system has led to a much better control of the Covid-19. Our Constitution...
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