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The government’s “zero-casualty approach to managing” Typhoon “Ruby,” this year’s strongest typhoon so far, has earned the Philippines respect from the international community, prompting Malacañang to declare the country as evolving into “a culture of preparedness,” with local and national governments pulling together to avert catastrophes.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Trick or Treat for kids in need on Halloween

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Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal reacted to last Monday’s column (2/27/14) on the case of Mayor Miguel Rivilla of Paniqui, Tarlac, who is apparently being railroaded out of his seat. “Maganda ang column mo on the Rivilla case,” Macalintal wrote in praise of it, adding:

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Canada helps Bohol bounce back

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I had the honor to recently make my first trip to Bohol and visit humanitarian assistance projects being developed with the assistance of Canada and others following the tragic 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the province last October.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The schoolgirls of Chibok

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There is more than is immediately apparent in the case of the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok in Nigeria, although in truth the surface details already encompass such matters as politics, religion, the rights of women and girls, and the puzzling inaction of the Nigerian government.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Still on the Cebu airport

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As a young man, recalls Sen. Serge Osmeña, he drove his father, the late senator Sergio Osmeña Jr., to the old VIP airport (on the site of Terminal 3) where his father boarded a small plane to Cebu with the late President Ramon Magsaysay.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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