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Life-saving warning

That CNN resident meteorologist Mari Ramos quoted its findings in the course of reporting on the passage of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name “Rammasun”) indicates that Project Noah (noah.dost.gov.ph) has become an invaluable resource. Here is an initiative that deserves all support and funding, providing as it does vital information intended to minimize the damage caused by natural disasters such as the typhoons that regularly visit the Philippines.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Disempowered

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“Glenda” was a wake-up call for this year’s typhoon season. It was strong—but not a supertyphoon—racing across our islands and leaving within a day.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The ‘real face of DAP’

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In his statement at the Supreme Court during the recent hearing determining the constitutionality of the DAP or Disbursement Acceleration Program, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza made mention of the DREAM Project.   “Dream” stands for Disaster Risk Exposure and Assessment for Mitigation, which, said Jardeleza, is part of a “larger initiative” of the Department of [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A smarter people

Talk about the best of both worlds. Filipinos are well-known for their adherence to old-world tradition and their capability to innovate for new-school thinking. Most timely and commendable then is the new government program, fittingly named “Smarter Philippines,” to push science and technology (S&T) for the population’s greatest benefit.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Noah’s deluge déjà vu

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There has been no letup in the rainfall since the week before that it was easy to imagine the need for Noah’s ark, metaphorically if not literally.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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