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The pot of gold at the end of the basic-education rainbow is the high school diploma. Most of our high school seniors will be receiving theirs by the end of March. For the graduating students of “Yolanda”-hit towns, it will be a wait of another two weeks.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Like student scoring zero in every exam

People are wondering if this government is learning its lessons. Typhoons in the Philippines are expected and recurring climate phenomena. Death and destruction happen every year because of typhoons.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Typhoon-free’ Mindanao?

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By now it has become a comical refrain. But we can only understand how history, a discipline that entails hours of documentary research, eludes many of our government functionaries and even opinion writers.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Filipino name for storm surge

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RISING SEA TEMPERATURES The Philippines is surrounded by the hottest sea surface on the planet.

A study conducted by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration shows the Earth’s sea surface temperatures. Notice the dark red portion on the right side of the map? There lies the hottest sea surface temperature. Notice which country lies right in the middle of it? Isn’t that our precious chain of 7,100 islands known as the Philippines? So what does this map mean?

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Storm surge in Basey, Samar

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Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) made landfall in southern Guiuan, Eastern Samar, at about 6 a.m. on Nov. 8, packing near-center maximum winds of 230 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 270 kph. It moved west-northwest at 35 kph and at about 8 a.m., it was some 100 km south of Tacloban City and Basey.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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