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Grounds for dismissal

Dennis Gorecho . THE employer is mandated to show substantial evidence that the seafarer committed acts  of incompetence, inefficiency or neglect of duty as grounds for  a valid dismissal from service. Incompetence or inefficiency is  the failure to attain work goals or work quotas, either by failing to complete the …

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The pro-choice position

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE have to be familiar with the so-called pro-choice position that is now becoming the prevalent ideology affecting many countries and especially the young ones, the so-called millennials. We need to be familiar with it so that we can be better prepared to deal with it, …

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Problems hound people who believe in zodiac signs

Batas Mauricio . IT looked quite odd to me — imagine, newsmen appearing to have run out of stories about Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, so that they felt compelled to write about the lawmaker’s alleged claims that the congressmen who recently slugged it out for the speakership of the House …

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Mindanao studies in London

Karl Gaspar . DAVAO City – For a few years now, there has been a growing interest in dealing with Mindanao Studies in the academic circles. Consider the following: the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) and the Department of Education have encouraged the inclusion of courses related to Mindanao realities …

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Don’t wish for it!

Uriel C. Quilinguing . AWARDS are something worth aspiring for, except Kalasag. Every year, local governments, government and private institutions, volunteer groups, civil society organizations and individuals are accorded with recognitions called Kalasag, a Filipino word which means “shield.” Kalasag, as it being used by the award-giving body, is an …

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Steel that snaps

Egay Uy . JUST imagine the damage if the product that is supposed to reinforce concrete columns and posts of a building will itself be the first to snap. The City Price Coordinating Council was invited by the Department of Trade and Industry-Misamis Oriental Provincial Office under Provincial Director Almer …

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How not to kill bad ideas

Herbie Gomez . IT’S alarming that another broadcaster was murdered this week. According to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, Eduardo “Ed” Dizon of Brigada News FM in Kidapawan City was ambushed by two motorcycle-riding men while he was driving his car. The police chief of Kidapawan City, …

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‘What, me worry?’

Netnet Camomot . MAD magazine’s August 2019 issue will be the last one to be displayed at newsstands, and there’s Alfred E. Neuman saying, “What, me worry?” Starting September 2019, Mad can be bought only from comic shops and through subscription. Its fall issue, however, will be the last to …

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Moreno on Oro’s income target

IT is not correct to conclude that the City Government was short of its targeted income on the year 2018. The truth of the matter is that the P5.525-billion budget was funded not just from Local Revenues and Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) but also from surplus from prior years of …

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To be let alone

Dominador Awiten . “THE right to be let alone is the underlying theme of the whole Bill of Rights,” asserts Anna Katherine Navarette in Unsolicited Notoriety, her Juris Doctor thesis (62 Ateneo Law. Journal. 534 [2017]).  She adds that the right to privacy is constitutive of a person’s dignity and …

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