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Disaster-resilient school

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Interior perspective

While some schools in the Philippines serve as evacuation centers in times of calamities, none are especially designed to adapt to and withstand natural disasters.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Ideals to possibilities

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TURTLE PROTEST  Akbayan members stage a rally in front of the Chinese consular office in Makati City to condemn the Chinese fishermen who were caught illegally harvesting turtles in the Philippine territory in the West Philippine Sea. JOAN BONDOC

Striving to be a real political party in a system where parties, for the most part, are not taken seriously requires patience. Striving to be a reform-oriented party working in a government still heavily influenced by traditional politics, on the other hand, requires determination.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Akbayan gives in to LP framework

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2010 CAMPAIGN TRAIL  Liberal Party standard-bearer Noynoy Aquino and his running mate Mar Roxas along with senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros of Akbayan and Franklin Drilon of LP on a motorcade in San Miguel, Bulacan. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party today is a far cry from what it was four years ago before it entered into an alliance with President Aquino and the Liberal Party (LP).

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Education, location, poverty

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COLLEGE students arrive at Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila, to attend a Mass. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The government in April reported a drop in the percentage of poor people in the country from 27.9 percent in 2012 to 24.9 percent in 2013. While the gain may seem modest, this was noteworthy, considering poverty incidence practically stalled from 1997 to 2012—a 15-year period that saw the presidency change hands three times and when per capita gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaged a reasonably good 2.4 percent per year.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Strategies for inclusive development

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INFORMAL settlers occupy one side of a waterway in Pasay City. In the background is the skyline of Makati City. EDWIN BACASMAS

The Philippines successfully concluded hosting the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia which highlighted the impressive economic gains under President Aquino’s administration.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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