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Passion, death and resurrection

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A boy carrying a cross leads a group of children and lay missionaries before Fr. Romeo Obach, CSsR, says Mass in Barangay Anibong in Tacloban City. PHOTO BY BRYAN ANGAYAN/CONTRIBUTOR

Instead of being a time of joy and hope, November and December last year might as well be the season of Lent, a time of grief and despair for some 16 million Filipinos living in 14 provinces along the path of Super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

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

Making amends

In the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda’s” (international name: Haiyan) fury, the first major problems attended to by most of the survivors was to find food and potable water when both became very scarce.

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

Edsa reblocking: What it means

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TRAFFIC GRIDLOCKONEDSA Traffic flow on Edsa has worsened as the number of vehicles using it continually grows every year.
(Inset)Workers repair a section of the highway at daytime, blocking traffic. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/ALEXIS CORPUZ

Knowing when workers repair sections of the the 23-kilometer Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) will allow commuters to avoid getting caught in horrendous traffic jams.

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

Reblocking: How it’s done

Reblocking is the repair of a damaged section of a road.

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

Edsa by the numbers

23 kilometers Length of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue   6 Number of cities through which Edsa passes— Caloocan, Quezon City, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasay   2.8 Million Estimated number of people who use Edsa daily   264,000 Estimated number of private vehicles that pass through Edsa daily (as of 2013)   15,200 [...]

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

New BIR rule: Disclose other incomes

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For individual taxpayers, the submission is voluntary this April, but compulsory next year. It’s mandatory for corporations starting next month.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

New ITR forms pernicious

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Revenue Regulation 2-2014 of Jan. 24 prescribes new Income Tax Return Forms 1700, 1701 and 1702 that cost P30 million to print.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Infrastructure and Filipino women

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QUEUING FOR WATER Women wait in line to fill their containers with water at a deep well pump in Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City.  RAFFY LERMA

The scarcity and poor quality of physical infrastructure in the Philippines are much lamented and with good reason.

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

Cash-crop condominiums

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When we tell the stories of our wealthiest men, we tend to tell the stories that are of no consequence: We repeat their names, which have generally remained constant for most of recent memory; we futilely recite the numbers of their net worth; and we mythologize the secrets to their success.

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

Repercussions of cybercrime law

We are featuring the views of lawyers Karen Jimeno and Ibarra Gutierrez III on the recent decision of the Supreme Court on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, or Republic Act No. 10175.

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

Are ‘trending’ victims less protected?

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ACCIDENTAL PUBLIC FIGURES (Clockwise) Robert Carabuena, Deniece Cornejo and Paula Salvosa shot to fame in a matter of days or mere hours because of the “going viral” phenomenon.

The rape case filed by Deniece Cornejo against actor Vhong Navarro elicited negative reactions from numerous netizens who posted blogs and comments with nasty remarks, like “Deniece is a prostitute,” “She’s delusional!” and “Deniece had plastic surgery.”

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

Rest of iceberg

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Much of the online outrage that came in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in the landmark case of Disini v. Secretary of Justice was directed at the portion of the ruling upholding the constitutionality of Section 4(c)4 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act (Republic Act No. 10175)—the “cyberlibel” provision.

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

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