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Only way to ‘unlock’ coconut levy funds

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An executive order that touches on the coconut levy has been drafted. It is dated April 7, 2014. Titled “Providing the Administrative Guidelines for the Utilization of the Coco Levy Assets,” its key sections propose the privatization of the coconut levy assets and the organization of a Multisectoral Consultative Committee for the Coconut Industry, with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) as the implementing arm.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

There’s no stopping National Children’s Book Day

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Typhoon “Glenda” may have temporarily upset all plans for the 31st National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) festivities on the third Tuesday of July, but booklovers like the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) are never that easily discouraged. So what’s a minor setback wrought by the weather? The logical course of action was to look at the next Tuesday, July 22, for the planned book fair of Philippine titles.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dual tech: balancing theory and practice

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To paraphrase a sports-drink ad that has gone viral, “hard work works” if you want to be good at what you do. Of course, you need to have strong fundamentals to begin with. It is rather depressing, therefore, to see that, after all the hard work in school, far too many young people spend far too much time looking for employment, only to be turned away by far too many employers.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Change the strategy

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In the New York City subway, there are signs telling people to notify a policeman if they see something dangerous happening: “If you see something, tell someone.” In Tacloban, there are hundreds of people, from all walks of life, who want to tell whatever “policeman” is listening that the government’s relocation plans in their city are loading one more disaster on the shoulders of poor people who have suffered enough.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Brother Armin’s love story

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It was an unusual morning of launches at last week’s “Booklatan sa Eskwela: Tuloy ang Basa” at the Makati Elementary School Library Hub. Booklatan is a regular reading outreach program of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the local government and similarly committed nongovernment organizations to call attention yet again to the importance of reading and the urgency of making books available, especially to public school children. For how else can we foster an appreciation (take note that I am restraining myself, and not even talking about a love for reading) for books?

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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