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Modus vivendi in DPWH

Jun Ledesma . THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) should start blacklisting contractors who do not have the wherewithal to accomplish jobs at the shortest possible time. In Davao City, home of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, DPWH does not seem to worry about the efficiency of contractors and …

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Selective poetic justice

Uriel C. Quilinguing . JUSTICES of the Supreme Court and judges in lower courts deserve utmost respect for their competence and integrity in rendering decisions on cases; whoever is the ponente gets public attention. One of them was the late Justice Jose P. Laurel Sr. who would eventually become president …

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Peacebuilding and extractives (2)

Karl Gaspar . SOUTH BEND, South Bend, Philadelphia – The conference— Peacebuilding and Extratives: Integral Peace, Development and Ecology—held at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana just finished with the participants committed to producing an anthology of essays aimed at producing “a groundbreaking work of scholarship that will help fill …

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Stupid and deadly

Herbie Gomez . IT’S the corporal punishment culture in the Armed Forces that has made the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) a breeding ground for hazings. No other creature in the animal kingdom does this sort of thing to a member of its own species. There are female spiders that have …

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Mind over matter

Netnet Camomot . IF you don’t like Pinoy films but love to watch a movie at least once a week in a theater, then Sept. 13-19 must have been torture for you since that was the week for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019. I was able to watch only …

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It’s only words

Rhona Canoy . SO… With all the tools for effective communication at our fingertips, the ability to communicate effectively seems to be taking the opposite direction. Blogs, vlogs, socmed statuses and rants, comments and reactions… all these things flood our sensibilities. And yet, what is being said? What is being …

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Vanishing girls

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City — Thursday last week, two distraught mothers went to the Digkilaan Public High School to report that their girls were not able to go home the previous night. What happened? Delia Layno, the head teacher summoned the school guard. It was then learned that the …

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Gender neutral term in the maritime industry

Dennis Gorecho . IN the recent decades, the word “seafarer” has replaced the word “seaman” in the male-dominated  maritime industry. The term “seaman” was widely used to describe anyone working at sea. This is perhaps due to the actions of the United Nations (UN) in promoting gender equality, women have …

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Be practical also

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WHILE it is true that to be prudent in our actuations, we need to come up with some theories and hypothesis, we also need to realize that we should not stop only in the speculative level. We have to go all the way to the practical …

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September 21

Fr. Leo Pabayo. September 21 is also a significant day in our history. In a previous article entitled, “August 21” I wrote that August 21 is very significant for our nation because two events in our history happened on two separate August 21s which changed the course of our history …

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