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‘Storm swords’ and politics of the Platters

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I understand the bitter resentment and popular perception of my fellow “Yolanda” survivors that the national government is handling the rehabilitation efforts with the speed of a turtle dying of the combined affliction of cancer (stage 4) and Ebola.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A November of books

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It’s almost the end of November, which is Philippine Book Development Month as mandated by law and the Department of Education’s National Reading Month. And happily, many book-related events continue to take place.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Carbon mitigation or climate catastrophe

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Last September, the United Nations reflected the growing anxieties of the world by sponsoring the leaders’ summit on climate change, the central issue of human survival in the 21st century.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bill on party politics gathering dust

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As important as the proposed Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and antipolitical dynasty bills is the proposed Political Party Development Act of 2014 (PPDA), which seeks to institutionalize party politics in the country.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hell from Tacloban

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The resulting venom elicited by the “Hello from Tacloban” cover is understandable. At his highest ranking in surveys for the 2016 presidency, the DILG chief remains lightyears away from striking distance.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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