It seems most everyone has learned the right lesson from Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Both the national government and those local governments in the path of Typhoon “Ruby” went to great lengths to prepare for the inevitable; as many as three-quarters of a million residents in at-risk areas willingly complied with evacuation orders. “People did not need much convincing to move to safety,” Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman told the Associated Press. “In fact many of them volunteered to go.”
Additional Letters to the Editor in the Inquirer’s digital replica edition today. Go to http://bit.ly/Inquirer-digital or download our iOS and Android apps at http://www.inquirer.net/apps.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Last Wednesday Metrobank Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary by honoring its institutional partners that included my employers, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Ateneo de Manila University. Metrobank Foundation also chose from its roster of Outstanding Artists, Teachers, Policemen and Soldiers and conferred on them the Awards for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES). The prestige […]
By Randy David
The Inquirer periodically hosts no-holds-barred sessions with people in the news who seek to air their views on current issues. On such occasions, newsmakers get to meet the paper’s reporters, editors, photographers, and columnists like myself who sometimes write about them. A mutuality of interests drives these discussions. The newspaper gets an exclusive close-up snapshot […]
Additional Letters to the Editor in the Inquirer’s digital replica edition today, Monday. Go to http://bit.ly/Inquirer-digital or download our iOS and Android apps at http://www.inquirer.net/apps. If you’re a print subscriber, access is part of your subscription; call +63 2 896 6000 to get your username and password. • “Cheap words from SSS veep […]