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Children through the ages

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Yesterday (November 20) marked the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), an international human rights treaty that discusses children’s rights in four areas: the right to survival, the right to develop to the fullest, the right to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation, and the right to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Locating central bus station at VMMC a bad idea

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Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya has come up with another harebrained idea: Make a portion of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City the central station for buses coming from the north. City buses will also converge there to take passengers from the provinces to their destinations in Metro Manila.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Watermelons for a Japanese admiral

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Calculators were new when I was in grade school, and these generated debate among math teachers over their use in the classroom.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Future looking bright for GSIS

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The good news for government employees and retirees is that the GSIS (Government Service Insurance System), the agency tasked with safeguarding funds for their retirement and other needs, is in a good position to meet those needs in the foreseeable future. That is, if the system of good governance and accountability set in place in recent years is maintained and even enhanced.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ebola and beyond

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The United States and Europe have grossly overreacted to a few isolated cases of the Ebola virus within their borders. These panicked responses are not just futile. By violating basic scientific principles, they defy the fundamental ethical criterion for compulsory public-health action. And when it comes to protecting citizens from Ebola—not to mention preventing similar global health crises from emerging in the future—these responses may well be counterproductive.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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