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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Editorial

Negligent drivers, road maniacs

EARLY this week a bus fell into a ravine in Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. Four passengers died and eight others were injured. According...

Stewards of nature

CAN YOU imagine a world where your children will only see the Philippine eagle in photos, or the Philippine tarsier will just be part...

Vicious, divisive, expensive

IT IS ABOUT time we review and strengthen the laws that govern elections with the objective of providing an adequate campaign regulation.The election campaign...

Evacuation centers

ON MARCH 21 the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) turned over to the local government of San Jose, Antique a P36-million regional evacuation center.Aside...

Being water-wise

WE ARE experiencing an El Niño phenomenon that started early this year and is expected to last until the second quarter.Communities should practice water...

Clean water is a human right

YESTERDAY was World Water Day. This annual United Nations (UN) observance highlights the importance of freshwater and advocates the sustainable management of freshwater resources.Nine...

IP discrimination

THE BADJAOS have returned to Iloilo City. Lots of them. What now?The Badjaos have had a long history of displacement due to the loss...

To stay or not to stay

THE PHILIPPINES has 1,209 new doctors, according to the Professional Regulation Commission. They passed the recent Physician Licensure Examination.We have to ask the question:...

Gut issue

A SURVEY of the United Nations’ World Food Programme and an international risk analysis firm nine years ago classified the Philippines as “high risk”...

Extreme weather hurts agri sector

AFTER the current El Niño, is our agriculture sector ready for La Niña?Extreme weather events pose risks in the growth of this sector and...

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