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Organizing human organ donations

Ike Señeres . GENERALLY speaking, it is good to talk but in order to have a sense of balance; it is also good to listen. I thank the Lord that as much as He has given me the talent to talk, He has also given me the talent to listen, ...

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Media and information literacy

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE need to have due concern for this matter. We are now in a fast-moving-and-evolving digital world and we cannot afford to be ignorant and illiterate in its ways. We have to level up. As described by Wikipedia, the purpose of being information and media literate ...

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Is there a campaign to destroy Acosta?

Batas Mauricio . IT looks certainly like there is an aggressive campaign to destroy lawyer Persida Rueda Acosta, the head of the Public Attorneys’ Office (PAO) of the Department of Justice (DOJ), on the issue of the reported measles outbreak in the country today, where she is being inordinately blamed ...

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A twist in the Maria Ressa affair

Nora Soriño .  ILIGAN City — One evening in the line up of standard news which as usual, many began with… “patay ang…” came a breaking news. It did not begin with those two words but it told of the National Bureau of Investigation arresting Maria Ressa of Rappler. Even ...

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Radio charter

Lagrimas Perdio .  WHILE the rules which apply to election campaign is still in that gray area of election period but not campaign period, the level to which radio entertainment is being elevated is hilarious. It is understandable that while restrictions do not yet apply, candidates and aspirants will and ...

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Beneficiaries of seafarer’s death compensation

Dennis Gorecho .  THE legal battle for death compensation of the deceased seafarer, in some instances, becomes a  “telenovela” case due to confusion as to the rightful recipients of the death benefits. Under an employment contract duly approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), in the case of workelated ...

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Press freedom in the balance

William Adan .  NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental — The press is a necessity in the working of a democracy. It is an institution external to the government that secures check and balance in governance to protect the interest and welfare of the people. The press informs and educates the public of ...

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Service charge not mandatory

Egay Uy .  IN December last year, the Senate  approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1299 which seeks to require that service charge collected in establishments to be given to all covered employees. Its author, Sen. Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate committee on labor, said the ...

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Art of buying a suitcase

Netnet Camomot .  I GOTTA feeling you’ve had it up to here with Marie Kondo’s mantra but it can also be used for shopping choices. While inside a shoe store, hold each pair and ask, Does it spark joy? While inhaling each scent at the perfume store: Does it spark ...

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The Fixer and Fixing Society: Two books in contrast

Dominador Awiten .  WE have below a utilitarian contrast of two books – ala Charles Dickens’.  It was about a person’s redemption, it was about social reform.  It was about a fight for one’s innocence, it was about getting rid of the social malaise of corruption.  It meant the repair ...

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