Why and how are people, who do not know about human hardship and suffering, indifferent to helping the poor and brand 12-year-old children as criminals when they are just children, get elected to high offices? The reason is likely to be that the ...

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Internet – a global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide (Wikipedia). This is the Internet we know. Although it is about connecting computer networks, these compute d ...

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The latest victims to be admitted to the Preda home for abused children are two sisters- five and three years old. The perpetrator is the children’s biological father, the live-in partner of their mother. The children complained of pain. The mot ...

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Technology always changes the landscape of human life, or beyond. Technology had been penetrating near space, like the moon, since the ’60s. Technology then penetrated the collective consciousness with the Internet in the ’90s. Today, technology ...

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He is only 13 years old and we can call him Jaybe. He has no formal education, cannot read or write and is one of hundreds of thousands of lost children of the Philippine slums. His father left the family for another woman and abandoned him with ...

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Out of sight, out of mind – a natural conclusion that is really a general rule. There are exceptions, of course, but time itself is a kind of ripening agent that makes the saying truer by the day. Out of sight, out of mind. How many good friends ...

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Who doesn’t want peace, harmony, and reconciliation in their lives, their family, personal relationships, their nation, and the world? Only those who can make personal gain from chaos. Jenny May (not her real name) is 14 years of age and wants p ...

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I learned about power without realizing it by simply having been a student of history. I was not enamored by the subject except if the teacher was particularly engaging. It was more about memorization and answering test questions correctly. I gu ...

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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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