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PEOPLE POWWOW: More on the most expensive swimming pool

By HERBERT VEGO YOU must have noted that in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) the other day, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III...

PEOPLE POWWOW: Fisherman wins fight versus giant

BY HERBERT VEGO IT could be a modern version of the fight between the boy David and the giant Goliath. Here, it’s an ordinary fisherman...

PEOPLE POWWOW: Trillanes half-correct on K-12

BY HERBERT VEGO THIS corner half-agrees with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV who said the other day that the K-12 program should be suspended until the...

PEOPLE POWWOW: A labor case won after death

By HERBERT VEGO HE did not live to see his labor case decided in his favor, but he died fighting so that his wife and...

PEOPLE POWWOW: We are now a hundred million

By HERBERT VEGO THE last time I talked to Iloilo provincial population officer Ramon Yee, he estimated that Philippine population had already hit 100 million....

PEOPLE POWWOW: Forced resignation no ground for denial of seaman’s disability claim

By HERBERT VEGO IF a certified “fit-to-work” seaman falls ill on the job and resigns, is he entitled to such disability benefits as provided by...

PEOPLE POWWOW: Flood in Boracay repels tourists

BY HERBERT VEGO ON arrival here in Boracay the other day, we had to be extra patient as the driver drove the La Carmela van...

People Powwow: A ‘tribunal’ for seafarers

By HERBERT VEGO THIS column has received congratulatory messages from overseas Filipino seamen and their relatives, especially those who could have lost disability or death...

People Powwow: Why Binay now fears PCOS

BY HERBERT VEGO VICE PRESIDENT Jejomar Binay – a declared presidential aspirant – has repeatedly warned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against reusing the so-called...

People Powwow: Writing for a lifetime

BY HERBERT VEGO LAST week, I was probably at the nadir of my writing life when my dear brother Efren passed away in Quezon City....

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