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Reflections on the ‘polar vortex’

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I remember visiting the United States during winter some years back and driving into the subdivision where my sister and her family lived in Virginia. It was early evening, and the scene was straight out of a Currier and Ives print. Roofs were blanketed in snow, the spindly branches of trees sported twinkling necklaces of ice and frost. “Ang ganda (How beautiful)!” I exclaimed, as the car crunched its way through the snow-covered streets. My brother-in-law, who was driving, snorted: “Not if you have to shovel through the snow.”

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Three in a row

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Tropical depression “Crising” jabbed Mindanao’s underbelly before it barreled out to sea on Thursday. May we now watch 33 candidates for 12 Senate seats sashay on stage?

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What is Baguio without the pine trees?

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SM is quickly earning a reputation as a bully. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case of hundreds of pine trees it wants to cut or ball in its property in Baguio. SM wants to put a parking lot in the place where the pine trees are. Baguio residents and environmentalists everywhere are […]

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Business risks and climate change: New iteration

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WE can’t spend the next 40 years repairing damage. There must be a way to avoid the repeated loss of lives, and sidestep annual economic dislocations.

Posted: December 31st, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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