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Community resilience is key

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The closure of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) last week in Bangkok is the next big step for global and regional work toward the 3rd World Conference on DRR to be held in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015. The Asia-Pacific region has, over the past few years, borne 80 percent of the global losses resulting from disasters.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Time now for local execs to prepare for calamity

We expect local government officials to warn their constituents—as they should —about the disastrous consequences to our cities, towns and communities should a major earthquake like the one that struck Bohol or a supertyphoon like “Yolanda” hit them.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Critical lessons

The litany of tragedies is by now a familiar one, but the calamities both natural and man-made which marred the year 2013 demand yet another, closer look; they bear critical lessons that may shape, or disfigure, the next several years.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gov’t, one of three calamities facing nation

We are confronted by three calamities: typhoons, earthquakes and the Philippine government. We are run by a government of political dynasties established by superrich families who seem not to know the real problems of this country. We are now a country earning P135 billion a year from our oil and gas fields, with enormous revenues [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Who decides for ‘Yolanda’s’ orphans?

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This is the time of year when, while the post-Christmas glow has yet to fade, and the manic welcoming of the coming New Year slowly builds up, we are given a respite from celebrating. In the Filipino style, this includes moments of rest from overindulging in food, shopping, merrymaking, list-completing, spending and menu planning.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Gov’t employees ask SC to stop BIR from taxing fringe benefits
  • Napoles pleads court not to transfer her to city jail
  • Binay expects more dirty tricks to pop up
  • SC on Aquino’s fresh tirades: No comment
  • Sports

  • Perkins helps La Salle avoid 0-3 hole, nips NU
  • NCAA: JRU escapes Perpetual Help with last-second shot
  • Ateneo stays perfect, keeps UP winless
  • Cavaliers gain salary room for possible Kevin Love deal
  • Home Stand promoters failed to meet our requirements, says NBA
  • Lifestyle

  • Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push
  • Bb Pilipinas USA ’14 more eventful than expected
  • ‘All the attention is on me–but then, so are the expectations’
  • Cobonpue brings nature’s splendor to Japanese dining
  • Have a ball with this memo holder
  • Entertainment

  • It’s both head and heart for Christina Perri
  • G. Töngi is new host, producer of Los Angeles TV talk show
  • Banig’s comeback heats up iconic Grammy Museum
  • Claudine Barretto’s lawyer on Raymart Santiago: ‘Defensive much?’
  • Pushy parent showers insiders with gifts to boost child’s career
  • Business

  • PSEi rises on Wall Street gains
  • Lucio Co buying 38% of PBCom for P5.97 billion
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
  • Special zones for power plants pushed
  • Convenience stores reminded to follow price freeze in calamity areas
  • Technology

  • Home Stand game cancellation triggers online fury
  • Google made failed bid for Spotify—report
  • US agency goes off topic, tweets about Kim Kardashian
  • Britain’s Prince Harry voices hatred of Twitter
  • Tips for effective e-mail marketing
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, July 23, 2014
  • When OFWs come home
  • Calling on the rabble
  • Storytelling
  • The good and bad news of the power problem
  • Global Nation

  • POEA exempts some OFWs from deployment ban in Libya
  • American found dead in Cagayan de Oro hotel
  • OFW escaped death twice in Saudi Arabia, says DFA
  • A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17′s victims
  • Kin of 3 Filipinos in MH17 tragedy provide DNA samples to probers
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