Writing about what is happening in Hong Kong must be a common temptation among opinion makers. I see several TV shows, articles, and social media posts, not only from the Philippines but globally. I thought I could choose another topic since Fil ...

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Many people believe in some kind of “God,” that which they worship in their own way, which they make the priority of their actions, pursuing their God. It can be money, power, wealth, property, prestige, drugs, alcohol, pleasure, possession, dom ...

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How long as this been going on – this plunder at Philhealth? I prefer to call it a massacre, using as my basis the reports that came out in the news pointing to losses of 154 billion pesos due to wrongdoing. Reports say this amount was computed ...

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Half empty or half full. The volume of water is the same. The capacity of the glass is the same. So what is different? A lot. Attitude counts for a lot. In fact, it can be said that attitude defines life more than its physical measurements. The ...

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NEW YORK  – You will find higher levels of gender equality in the Western world than in other countries in many areas of life. I have lived for several decades in the United States and I make this statement based on personal observations, media ...

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My hands are sticky from sorting the freshly-harvested, organic fair trade mango fruits of the Aeta indigenous people of Zambales and Bataan. We were gathered in a group surrounded by crates of mangoes and working hands-on with the people and th ...

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Last week, I wrote that we should first educate candidates before we educate voters. Look at the math. I  do not know how many candidates actually registered and ran in the recent elections but I know there were about 61 million registered voter ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Rolando Lavarro, Jr., Jersey City Council President, and Joyce E. Watterman, Councilwoman, will introduce an ordinance designed to protect residents from gentrification by requiring developers to build new affordable homes as p ...

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NEW YORK  — The Philippines has the fifth largest number of Christians among all countries of the world. A Pew Research Center report dated 1 April 2019 on the results of a 2015 poll indicated that the Philippines had 94.3 million Christians tha ...

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It had always bothered me why there are so many efforts to promote voters’ education when an election is coming up in a few months (and hardly anything in between elections) when voters do not play the major role in any election. Elections are f ...

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The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking the planet. They see the global warming caused by huge amounts of CO2 and methane gas ...

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NEW YORK  — When I was a kid growing up in Bangalore, India, one of the countries I dreamed of living in was Switzerland. Our English language-geography teacher mentioned many Swiss-made goodies our family relished, like Nestle chocolate bars an ...

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NEW YORK --  During a visit to the northeastern United States that was highlighted by the 2019 Time 100 gala , Maria Ressa, the beleaguered but nonetheless beaming CEO of news organization Rappler, took time to chat with members of the Filipino- ...

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NEW JERSEY --"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything," Shakespeare wrote. After a three-month search for a Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) Mrs. Kalayaan 2019, it finally came to an end recently with a Coronation and Gala ...

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Human trafficking is the most widespread crime against persons and is the third biggest earning business in the world after drug trafficking and arms smuggling. The earnings are estimated to be 32 billion US dollars a year, according to a UN rep ...

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