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The irony of old age

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Having breached my 60s and salad days, and, “like an island surrounded by death,” I find that my ultimate goal now is to be remembered beyond my lifetime. As the Jewish saying goes, “The only dead are those who have been forgotten.”

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Tree-planting target impossible to hit

Allow me to correct the statement of Neal Cruz in his June 14 column that “We have a National Greening Program (NGP) that aims to plant 1.5 million trees.” The commitment of President Aquino under the NGP (Executive Order No. 26) is to plant 1.5 billion trees within six years (2010 to 2016) of his presidency.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Tree-planting and other lasting solutions to floods

I read Melchor Amado Jr.’s letter in the June 19 issue of the Inquirer. Allow me to add the following suggestions:

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Genuine growth

As Filipinos hang up their brand-new calendars, they also engage in the yearly tradition of making New Year resolutions. Amid the usual and banal promises, an excellent and helpful one is being proposed: Plant a tree.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

National Greening Program is short of target

Executive Order 26 (National Greening Program) promulgated on Feb. 24, 2011, commits to plant 1.5 billion trees within the six years of the Aquino administration, from June 2010 to May 2016.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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