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Lessons from ‘Yolanda’

THE THREAT posed by typhoon “Ompong” reminds us of the lessons from super typhoon “Yolanda.”The rehabilitation process has been agonizingly slow. A concrete example...

Farmers: Going, going, gone?

OLD GENERATION farmers have been primarily subsistence-oriented. Amid soaring food prices and supply woes, it has become absolutely imperative for us to cultivate a...

Better prepared than sorry

A POTENTIALLY destructive typhoon is barreling toward the Philippines. Are we prepared?National and local action must promote disaster prevention with “zero casualty” as a...

No to open dumping

REPUBLIC Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act directs the closure of open and controlled dumpsites by Feb.16, 2004 and Feb.16,...

Social justice in mining

IN HIS third State of the Nation Address, President Duterte made clear the government’s policy in the utilization of our natural resources – the...

Conscious efforts vs plastics

CAN we end plastic pollution? Plastics have been polluting land and bodies of water and threaten marine life and human health.Plastics are ubiquitous components...

Department of disaster mgt

IN HIS third State of the Nation Address, President Duterte proposed the creation of a “Department of Disaster Management” – an inter-agency focused on...

A significant step for Boracay

THE LOCAL government of Malay, Aklan is enforcing an ordinance prohibiting single-use plastics when Boracay Island reopens in October. Municipal Ordinance No. 386 prohibits...

A careful deliberation

GIVEN what you know about the Philippine condition and what you have learned about federalism, is federalism a necessary condition for Philippine sustainable growth...

Unfilled teaching positions

THE Department of Education (DepEd) recently said the reason why many teaching positions remain unfilled is because of insufficiency in the number of qualified...

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