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Migrant workers on death row

A CHILD looks at the poster of Sally Ordinario Villanueva,  one of the Filipinos executed for drug trafficking in China, at Batasan Hills, Quezon City. RAFFY LERMA

Melody Cortez charged her cell phone as she arrived home in San Pablo, Guagua, Pampanga, around 2 p.m. on June 13, 2007. She had missed several calls from an unknown number and when her phone rang again, she answered it right away.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Bangsamoro to boost economy

BUDGET Secretary Butch Abad (right)  with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair  Murad Ebrahim and Secretary Teresita Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process at the handover ceremony on Nov. 2 of the Bangsamoro Development Plan at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.  JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) have caught the attention of business groups in search of new opportunities in agribusiness, manufacturing, energy provision, mineral exploration and financial services.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Stories of struggle and hope

WORKERS in Quinapondan in Eastern Samar haul shelter materials as part of the cash-for-work activities of the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross. ©ICRC/J. Edep

Sitio 22, a community of 21 families affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Marabut, Samar, is a rough two-hour drive from the main highway.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

RE-Charging Tacloban with green transport


There is massive potential in using renewable energy to rebuild areas devastated by weather disasters while promoting the concept of “transformational adaptation and resilience.”

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Subway to solve Manila traffic woes

TYPICAL station entrance

Frequent traffic gridlock has traumatized residents of Metro Manila. Dinner guests at a Makati hotel one rain-drenched evening a couple of weeks ago compared notes, with one making a three-hour trip from Parañaque City and another traveling four hours from Balara, Quezon City.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »



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