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Comparing Typhoons ‘Yolanda’ and ‘Ruby’

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On Dec. 8, 1941. Japanese warplanes bombed Manila, Clark Air Base and Baguio, a day after bombing Pearl Harbor.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Threats and lessons from ‘Ruby’

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As I write this, the country is on tenterhooks about the arrival of Typhoon “Ruby” but, I would think, especially the residents, or rather the survivors, of Tacloban and environs. All too familiar are they with the damage and destruction and heartbreak wrought by a supertyphoon.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Horror loop

Less than 24 hours after rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” submerged the metropolis, causing the evacuation of thousands of families and damage to many households, the floodwaters were mostly gone. The rains having moved to the north, the floods subsided, leaving behind muck and tons of garbage.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Intervention needed

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 »

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