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Mindanao power woes and media brownout

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The current Mindanao power shortage is relatively the most underreported main event in the mainstream news media in the run-up to the May elections. It is bad news to the Aquino administration. It is bad news to the people of Mindanao, bad news to the economy and to all the people in the country.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lamitan vice mayor’s ‘lies’

I write in reaction to Lamitan City Vice Mayor Arleigh Eisma’s unfounded allegations against me, which were aired by Rina Jimenez-David in her Jan. 20 column, and to set the record straight.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crisis in the aftermath of ‘Pablo’

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Two weeks after supertyphoon “Pablo” battered and forever changed the landscape of southern Mindanao and the lives of millions of its inhabitants, the full magnitude and extent of the devastation it left behind and the crisis it triggered are yet to be fully grasped, as its effects are only being discovered, agonizingly, “piece by piece” and “part by part” with every passing day.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why so many people died in Mindanao

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The question is why: Why did so many people die in Mindanao in spite of early warnings by Pagasa, by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), and by local government units? In fact, some families had left their homes and gone to evacuation centers. Still so many people died. Why?

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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