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Follow the cake in Makati


The cakes that the Makati City local government gives out to its senior citizens on their birthdays are made in Quiapo, Manila.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Ending Metro Manila traffic woes

TRAFFIC CONGESTION  Heavy traffic along the North Luzon Expressway going to Manila and 
A. Bonifacio highway in Quezon City due to the one-lane truck policy    EDWIN BACASMAS

Can Metro Manila’s traffic woes ever disappear?” The National Academy of Science and Technology asked me that question at its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting on July 9. For harassed Metro Manila commuters, it is a question begging for an answer—yesterday.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Can ‘elite scientists’ save PH?

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NATIONAL SCIENTISTS (L-R) Edgardo Gomez, Ph.D. (marine biology); Ramon Barba, Ph.D. (horticulture); Science Secretary Mario Montejo; President Aquino; William Padolina, president, National Academy  of Science and Technology; Gavino Trono, Ph.D. (marine biology) and Angel Alcala, Ph.D. (biological science) GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The article of Ernesto M. Pernia, Ramon L. Clarete and Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion, titled “Investing in ‘suprastructure’” (Talk of the Town, Aug. 3), anticipates the coming age of Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) economic integration.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Democratizing UP education


Education is an important process by which a society harnesses its vast human resources in order to build a progressive society. Because it is a social responsibility, the 2008 UP Charter has mandated the state to institutionalize—through the University of the Philippines—a mission that fulfills this.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Overtaxing working, middle classes


… [I]t is the duty of the State … to promote people’s welfare, assuring everyone of equal economic opportunity, wholesome living conditions, a chance to work for a decent livelihood, a fair share of the fruits of the country’s material progress and the enjoyment of a standard of living in accordance with the basic needs of self-respecting intelligent men.”–President Manuel L. Quezon of Baler (“Filipinos of Today, Filipinos of Yesterday”)

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »



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