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Let there be light

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We have all heard the news that Luzon will again face an energy crisis in 2015 even as the Visayas and Mindanao have been suffering rolling blackouts on a regular basis. The estimates are that we will have a shortage of 400 to 600 megawatts assuming that all existing power plants remain online—which is a best-case scenario.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Christians, IPs in peace process

Ramon Tulfo hit the nail on the head when he stated in his July 17 column: “The President made a mistake in not appointing a Mindanaoan as chief government negotiator” in the peace process.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Violence after Moro deal

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Many doubt if the recurring violence from armed rebellion can be reversed by the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Mindanao summer’s nightmare

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It is a ritual that Mindanao goes through each year. But as an annual procedure, it is anything but ceremonious. No ritual, in fact, can be more excruciating. It is called rotating brownouts.   “Every year or so, government goes through the motions of addressing the same problem,” I wrote in this same space on […]

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

Badjao in the ‘bukid’

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As of last count, there were 3,648 signatories to the online petition. To reach 5,000, only 1,352 are needed by Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 40 million users “to create the change they want to see.” In the Philippines, the Change.org campaigns director is journalist Inday Espina Varona. Thanks to her, participatory democracy and change have become intertwined at the flick of a finger.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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