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People Powwow: A home for Yolanda

By HERBERT VEGOHER name is Yolanda, a victim of a typhoon by that name. She now lives with a relative here in Iloilo City...

People Powwow: Sick seamen should always press for disability benefits

BY HERBERT VEGOIF you are a very sick overseas seaman who applies for permanent disability benefits, would you accept the shipping agency’s “Sorry, you...

People Powwow: Thumbs up to Miraflores, down to CHED

By HERBERT VEGOA FEW issues ago, this corner questioned the tendency of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to approve applications for tuition hikes...

People Powwow: How I turned my back on government job

BY HERBERT VEGOIN my early days as a professional journalist in Manila, Pete Vael of what was then the Bureau of National and Foreign...

People Powwow: When a sick seaman becomes ‘fit to work’

By HERBERT VEGODOES it happen in real life that a sick overseas seaman gets a “fit to work” certification from a shipping agency? If...

People Powwow: K-12, an anachronistic DepEd program

By HERBERT VEGOAS I was writing this yesterday, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Armin Luistro was expected at the Nueva Valencia High School in...

People Powwow: For whom does CHED work?

By HERBERT VEGOTHE officials of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) want us to believe that they are there to protect us parents and...

People Powwow: Post-work disease may still be work-related

By HERBERT VEGOWHY are seamen limited to a contractual tenure of 12 months or less?For one reason, they need to enjoy vacation with their...

People Powwow: A PNoy ‘boss’ in Saudi Arabia

BY HERBERT VEGOTHE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) always reserves scholarship slots for “students in a hurry,” according to Regional Director Toni...

People Powwow: Cooling off on coal power

By HERBERT VEGOCONGRESSMAN Arcadio Gorriceta (2nd District, Iloilo) waxed ecstatic the other day while briefing us about Palm Concepcion Power Corporation, which has begun constructing...

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