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To soothe my battered spirit

Rhona Canoy . SO… To the few who have had a ringside seat to the events in my life, it is no secret that I’ve had to overcome some really overwhelming things. Because my work includes the responsibility to provide mental and emotional support to people of different ages, I ...

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When politics is poured down the cup

Brady Eviota . BERN, Switzerland  – World Cup 2018 fever may have died down, but some controversies are lingering like a virus simply gone dormant. Don’t think that the all-girl Russian punk band Pussy Riot made the only significant political statement in the month-long tourney. Four members of the group ...

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Check-up

Ben Contreras . IT must have been watching too much movies about what’s going on inside an operating room. Death, blood, the attempt to save a life, the frustration of the doctor in his failure to save a life, and the joy of birth — these are but the mix ...

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Issues for the community’s attention

Manny Valdehuesa . NOW that the dust of barangay election campaigns has settled more or less, it helps to view things in the community from a new angle, even from the viewpoint of passersby or transients. Time now to ask: are there issues that need the attention of the newly-elected ...

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Disengage from social media and see what happens

Maria Christina Concepcion . WHEN Friendster was introduced in 2002 by Canadian computer programmer Jonathan Abrams, the world of friendship gained heights. What was thought of earlier as just wishful thinking became a reality. By clicking computer keys, connections to old friends were re-established and new friendships were easily formed. ...

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Political dynasties will prevail

By Jay Valleser   THE psyche of a Filipino includes his penchant for a strong leader who exhibits not only physical power and strength but also the will to do and go where others fear to tread. In the field of governance, “dynasty” is the most visible and prevalent reality  ...

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Battle of the bottles

By Netnet Camomot   THE hardest part of travel is the packing and unpacking. And please don’t pronounce that as “f” and change a to u. Besides, there’s no such thing as unf***ing. Travel has been made affordable by airline promo rates, that is, if you have the patience to ...

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Soaring prices? No problem

By Cesar Gorillo   INFLATION at 5.2 percent lately as a result of the train law has created a surge in prices of all commodities. So, I checked on our purchasing practices and I found out that we buy on a per week marketing basis which we put in our ...

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Your face sounds familiar

By Egay Uy   THE CEO and founder of Human Workplace, and author of Reinvention Roadmap, Ms. Liz Ryan, wrote that there are signs the man at the top rung of the organization is a weak manager.  Ms. Ryan is also a contributor to Forbes, a global media company focusing ...

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Reforms begin in the barangays

By Manny Valdehuesa   ANYONE who truly cares about the fate of Philippine society and government should learn to pay attention to his community or barangay and take part in governing it. It is one’s barangay, along with over 42,000 barangays, that forms the base or anchor of the Philippine ...

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