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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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  • NU Pep Squad donates to SM Cares for ‘Yolanda’ Survivors
  • Chinese ‘beggars’ shop for branded goods, dine at 5-star hotels
  • LP execs, solons in top 10 list of DAP beneficiaries
  • SC dismisses Ombudsman’s plea for special courts
  • How much do Aquino’s trips abroad cost?
  • Sports

  • Serena Williams retires ill at Wuhan Open
  • Wushu bet Daniel Parantac gives PH first medal in Asian Games
  • Gilas holds off India to start Asiad
  • Asian Games: PH assured of 2 medals courtesy of wushu
  • Wushu ends PH wait for Asian Games medals
  • Lifestyle

  • Multivitamins that supplement an active lifestyle
  • [VIDEO] City celebrates 200th birthday with 200-foot sausage
  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot
  • Fil-Am artist authors baybayin coloring book for kids
  • Victoria University of Wellington announces scholarships for Asean students
  • Entertainment

  • Robin Williams’ ‘Mork’ suit up for auction
  • ‘Chicago Fire’ heats up as ‘Tricked’ plays more pranks in new seasons
  • Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ premieres on US TV
  • Lion King best-selling production of all time
  • Mark takes on Marcos, no less
  • Business

  • New wave cities seen as alternate business sites to decongest Metro
  • PDIC to auction off Cebu land of closed banks
  • St Giles Makati – St Giles Classic Hotel celebrates 4th anniversary
  • US stocks retreat from records; Nasdaq down 1.14%
  • SMC lost money on PAL investment
  • Technology

  • Technographics
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma is now China’s richest person
  • SM pulls ‘rape’ shirt after online fury
  • Software that ‘listens’ to consumer sentiments launched
  • Netizens furious over ‘rape t-shirt’
  • Opinion

  • Risky powers
  • Other prisms
  • Elephant in the room
  • Marcos was the worst (2): The SC
  • Outdated restrictions
  • Global Nation

  • China travel warning hits PH tourism industry
  • Rebecca Bustamante: The maid who made it
  • Tagle hand-carries letters from street urchins to Pope Francis
  • Aegis ad ‘below the belt’ — Palace
  • Filipinos in Colorado turn out for passports, dual citizenship
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