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An attitude of gratitude

THE WORLD’S major religions all extoll the virtues of gratitude. From Christianity to Islam, Buddhism to Hinduism — some reference is always made to...

‘Talent competitiveness’ erosion

THE RECENTLY published 2018 IMD World Talent Ranking report ought to raise some eyebrows, since it showed that our country’s “talent competitiveness” — or...

Job promotions for our teachers

A 2011 study by Harvard and Columbia University economists found that a good teacher—measured by how well their students improved in terms of test...

Beyond Olympic Gold

IN JULY THIS year, the Government of the Republic of Ireland revealed its 2018 – 2027 National Sports Policy — an 11-chapter document outlining...

Our slow justice system

FOR DECADES, many have decried how our justice system runs slowly and inefficiently. Despite our Constitution’s directive that every accused has the right not...

Keeping the future bright in IT-BPM

THE INFORMATION Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry remains among the country’s most successful and productive sectors.  Employing up to 1.2 million Filipinos,...

Identifying our LGU Exemplars

Parag Khanna, a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, wrote in 2011: “The 21st century will not be dominated by America or...

S&T innovation for growth

THERE are probably no other topics more crucial to our long-term growth that do not get enough mainstream attention than S&T innovation and R&D....

Amnesty bestows mercy on both sides

IN THIS Theory of Moral Sentiments, the great economic philosopher Adam Smith wrote, “Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest...

Towards 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...

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