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By Juan L. Mercado
They call it—what? “The green wall,” our banker friend said. He oversees banks in the Visayas. Mangroves in Eastern Samar buffered the storm surge that killed thousands elsewhere, his clients stated.
By John Nery
After his release from prison, Nelson Mandela was always in the media eye; the long international campaign to set him free had made him a global celebrity.
By Cielito F. Habito
The Philippine economy, according to the latest data, continues to grow faster than expected. With 7-percent growth posted in the third quarter, this is the fifth quarter in a row that the economy has grown by 7 percent or more.
By Conrado de Quiros
“This is one of the countries that had been very successful in overcoming the legacy of colonialism, of poverty, of ignorance, and we stand to gain a great deal by associating with it.”
By Rina Jimenez-David
One of the joys of visiting this city is that it can serve as a doorway to other parts of Austria and Europe. Thanks to wonderful highways and scenic views, a road trip can transform into a voyage of discovery.
By Paolo Jeffrey Gan
Change, the universe dictates, is inevitable. My life is a testament to it. That I have had my ups and downs is definitely an understatement.
By Amando Doronila
As world leaders mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela, international media are replete with recollections of that historic moment in history, on May 2, 1994, when in an all-race democratic election, South Africa voted Mandela as its first black president, dismantling its globally loathed apartheid policy of racial segregation of blacks, coloreds and whites in a society dominated by the Afrikaner white minority who were descended from Dutch-based European settlers.
By Neal H. Cruz
What is the quality of our current congressmen? Judge for yourself: 1. Valenzuela Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo has filed a bill that would give Manny Pacquiao tax exemption for the rest of his life. 2. A group of partylist congressmen led by Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza has filed a similar bill giving Pacquiao and [...]
By Noralyn Mustafa
It has been weeks since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept across central Philippines, and left in its wake an unbelievably so vast and shocking swath of death, destruction and devastation it has become a stuff for movies like “2012.” But very, very conspicuous by their absence are the usual suspects who swarm over disaster areas like flies [...]
By Ramon Farolan
Of the many tributes that have poured in over the weekend following the death of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, none caught my attention more than this brief line that was used to describe history’s longest serving political prisoner. It was during an interview with former Time managing editor Richard Stengel, now US President Barack [...]
By Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas S. J.
“ADIZ” HAS only lately gained prominence in Philippine vocabulary. It stands for “air defense identification zone.” It means an area of airspace over land or water in which the identification, location and control of civil aircraft are required by the state claiming control over the airspace. Interestingly, the authority to establish an Adiz is not [...]
By Conrado de Quiros
The world doesn’t stop when someone dies. We know that not least from Pieter Bruegel’s painting “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,” which shows a landscape with ships passing by the sea, men going about their work on land, sunrise bursting in the horizon. Nobody much minds Icarus thrashing in the water where he has [...]