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It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others

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But isn’t it always time to think of others?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Passion, death and resurrection

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A boy carrying a cross leads a group of children and lay missionaries before Fr. Romeo Obach, CSsR, says Mass in Barangay Anibong in Tacloban City. PHOTO BY BRYAN ANGAYAN/CONTRIBUTOR

Instead of being a time of joy and hope, November and December last year might as well be the season of Lent, a time of grief and despair for some 16 million Filipinos living in 14 provinces along the path of Super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Post-‘Yolanda’ trauma/tension releasing exercise

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“Hurricanes destroy earthquakes shatter, war rips apart, economies collapse, businesses go bankrupt, people die. This is the way of the world. Human suffering is based on wanting to change the things that have happened and wanting to change people. When we understand that the only thing we can change is our response to people and [...]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Yet another banner year

The year 2013 was another banner year for the Philippines, though some would surely disagree. The fact is, despite the natural and manmade calamities that struck the country last year, such as the devastating Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” its economy still grew by 7.2 percent, with the manufacturing sector contributing much in the last quarter. The economic [...]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Like student scoring zero in every exam

People are wondering if this government is learning its lessons. Typhoons in the Philippines are expected and recurring climate phenomena. Death and destruction happen every year because of typhoons.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Concrete help

It’s a small yet weighty activity that builds on the next stage in the continuing effort to assist the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” get back on their feet.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Grief and renewal in Tacloban

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Wilma and Jong are “Yolanda” survivors, along with their son, who is in college. But Wilma’s eyes have the dull look of grief, and tears threaten to spill when Jong fishes out his cell phone and displays a photo of their daughter Jahan, who was 15 and a high school senior when the supertyphoon hit their seaside barangay.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Yolanda and beyond

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A ROUGH sketch of a biotectural design for a windproof structure. Photo from  http://earthship.com/philippines

It’s been more than a month since disaster struck central Philippines. While relief operations are still ongoing, the slow rebuilding process is, or will soon be at hand. People who have closely watched the news and read the articles have probably heard of how this should be handled. There is a lot of good information to be taken from them.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Spain’s approach to a major challenge

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The natural calamities that have struck the Philippines in the last two months, and particularly Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” have triggered an unprecedented wave of solidarity from international organizations and countries around the world, Spain in particular. The volume of the response in terms of emergency relief is unheard of.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Filipino name for storm surge

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RISING SEA TEMPERATURES The Philippines is surrounded by the hottest sea surface on the planet.

A study conducted by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration shows the Earth’s sea surface temperatures. Notice the dark red portion on the right side of the map? There lies the hottest sea surface temperature. Notice which country lies right in the middle of it? Isn’t that our precious chain of 7,100 islands known as the Philippines? So what does this map mean?

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Too much credit-grabbing by TV networks

Admittedly, Supertyphoon “Yolanda” was the worst, most devastating and deadliest typhoon ever to hit our country.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Rehabilitation Lacson

So Panfilo Lacson—former senator, former presidential candidate, former national police chief—will be President Aquino’s point person for the massive post-“Yolanda” rehabilitation program.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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