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Good example

By Ben Contreras GETTING international recognition does not come easy especially when hundreds of entries are involved, and each vying for the top award. Thus, when the Hineleban Foundation Inc. was awarded the grand prize for Best Project in the Forestry Sector by the Agence Francaise de Development and the …

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Presidential angst?

“Every man meets his Waterloo at last.” – Wendell Phillips ANGST is defined as a feeling of dread, anxiety or anguish. But in his book, “Turn it to gold,” Dr. D. James Kennedy writes that psychiatrists define angst as “an unspecified, undesignated, unnamed fear that hovers over everything.” Read the …

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Misor industries cited for best labor practices

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental – Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) cited power-producer Steag State Power Inc. (SPI) and other industry locators at the Phividec Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental for responsible labor practices and for distinctly being proactive in voluntarily complying with the country’s labor standards and codes of best …

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Disenchantment

By Ben Contreras THE social media have lately been awash with negative stories about the Moreno administration. Some are politically motivated; others are not––we can easily see where the comments are coming from. But assuming some comments are tainted by partisan politics, it doesn’t mean that these are all lies. …

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Politics in casualty reports

By Batas Mauricio IF the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) refuses to accept the number of people who died from “Ruby” coming from the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), why then can’t it not give its own actual body count even if all cities, towns, and provinces …

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Toxic brew of federalism and political dynasties

By Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco MELBOURNE––It appears that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has inspired a renewed vigor among local leaders in Mindanao to push for the shift to a federal form of government. What is interesting here is the call for the shift to be immediate as if this …

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Strong-hand rule needed

By Ben Contreras I WAS requested to write about how our President keeps on inviting foreign investors and yet does so little to solve our peace and order problem. Another issue is about the congestion at the Manila pier where thousands of containers are not being withdrawn at the normal …

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