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Young and in gov’t

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Some people—my mother, for instance—would regard government work as the safe road. Well, maybe it is, if you have kids to feed and bloated tuition and a mortgage fee to pay. But for a typical twentysomething whose only major yearning is a travel escapade each year, government service is anything but safe.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ups and downs in public service

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As I write this I will be bowing out of public service in a few days. It was such a servitude, with ups and downs; working in the government is not at all rosy, especially if one is not in the higher levels.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Standing by his President

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He can’t wait to leave government service. Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras says that as soon as he turns over to President Aquino all remaining “deliverables,” before P-Noy’s term comes to an end in 2016, he hopes he will walk away from his post and return to the private sector.   The only reason he joined […]

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sometimes a lie works

For so long I have experienced insufferable waiting in government offices whose officers are “in a meeting right now (and) cannot be disturbed” when I seek to talk to them.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ne’er-do-well PCA Pagadian staff

I am writing this letter to express my disappointment with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) office in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Around 10:30 a.m. of July 9, 2012, I went to the PCA Pagadian office to get a shipment or transport permit for five Sweetwater Coconut seedlings that I intend to give to Secretary […]

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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