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Math grad

Nora Soriño . ‘What are the Math Grad chances in this year’s elections? Per survey only one or two of them will make it. Yet former senator Francisco Tatad says that surveys are not to be believed as they are so slanted in favor of those who are in power ...

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Stroke and seafarer’s stress

Dennis Gorecho . A SEAFARER who suffered stroke on board the vessel must be compensated due to work-related stress.  In the case of  Magsaysay Mitsui OSK Marine, Inc, v. Bengson (G.R. No. 198528, Oct. 13, 2014)  disregarded the employer’s   claim that the seafarer’s hypertensive cardio-vascular disease is not compensable on ...

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Water now and forever

Ike Señeres . IT’S completely logical to wish for rain so that water reservoirs could fill up, but rain is only one part of the complete supply chain of water. The truth is, one part of the supply chain happens when the heat of the sun turns moisture from plants ...

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The big problem with the rich

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WHAT is the big problem of the rich? Christ spelled it out when he said, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mt 19,24) The big problem of ...

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Three years later

Herbie Gomez . IN 2016, a Rappler correspondent here echoed what Teddy Locsin wrote in his “Teditorial”: “If we dont take chance of this man’s leadership, we would miss our last chance for real change.” Locsin was, of course, referring to President Duterte who would later make him Foreign Affairs ...

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Plastic Curse: The 5 Rs

William Adan . NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental – We may be able to diminish the volume of plastic wastes in the environment if we manage to reduce, re-use, refuse, replace and recycle plastics. Reduce. Avoid as much as possible the use of plastics that is not reusable, meaning its utility is ...

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Below the belt

Netnet Camomot . I DID plan to go vegan during Lent despite the fact that Pope Francis didn’t expressly agree to the “Million Dollar Vegan” challenge for him. But Lent, even if it’s in Catholic Pinas, allows animal products to be in the menu, so, who am I to say ...

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Learning while in government service

Dominador Awiten . “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates IN our early, formative time as freshmen in government employment in the late ’70s and in the ’80s, we were privileged to have invaluable and highly useful instances of learning and development opportunities.  We attended ...

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Dogs, roosters and bad karaoke

David Haldane . I WAS suddenly awakened by a howl in the night. Somewhere close, a dog was complaining. But it wasn’t just an ordinary howl; piercing, mournful and terrifying, the cry in the dark sounded more like a wolf baying at the moon than a hound expressing its discomfort. ...

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Exposed

Bencyrus Ellorin . WITH nothing to bring into Cagayan de Oro City and exposed to be an epic failure, it looks like arrogance is what is left of mayoral candidate Pompee La Viña. This man is a monumental failure. He has been marred by controversies wherever he goes. And this ...

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