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The Dureza prayer

The Dureza prayer? PGMA is visibly irked – reading her behavioral signature – following the statement made by the Press Secretary in an opening prayer during that cabinet meeting to…

Teenage pregnancy

It is a story that may not be too pleasant, but one that is repeated all too often: teenage pregnancy. Some 16.5 million Filipinos belong to the 15-24 year old…

Reproductive Health Bill

Hello there. (^_^) I hope someone would find the time to read this writing of mine about the issue on the Reproductive Health Bill. Yeah, I know this may sound…

Price control – drugs or medicines?

Price control – drugs or medicines? Republic Act No. 9502 also known as the Cheaper Medicines Act and its subsequent Implementing Rules and Regulations that will take effect on November…

Low pay of teachers

Low pay of teachers If push turns to shove, teachers throughout the country will be receiving P9,000 pay increase in their average monthly salary of P10,000 – at least on…

P.S. to HB 5043 – reproductive health bill?

P.S. to HB 5043 – reproductive health bill? It challenges reflection that a lawyer, instead of a doctor, is the chief architect and single strong advocate of House Bill 5043…

Peace problem in Mindanao

Peace problem in Mindanao Events in Mindanao indicate that the problem of peace in general has not been approached with a studied plan in mind – no ‘cognitive map’, no…

Charter change, anyone?

Once again, the matter of a charter change is being floated around at the highest levels of governance – with no less than the Senate uncharacteristically endorsing its own Senate…

Children in conflict with the law

Children in conflict with the law Not too many public officials and employees in the different agencies of government are sufficiently enlightened on a law that has been erected some…

Critique on PGMA’s 2008 sona

The acknowledgment given by no less than the President of the Republic of the Philippines to at least a dozen ordinary Filipinos on the occasion of her State of the…

The President’s SONA

The State of the Nation Address, a yearly tradition where the president delivers her speech before the joint session of Congress and Senate, is always attended to with a sense…

Automatic Saving Scheme

Isa sa pinaka-importanteng office dito para sa mga empleyado ng DepEd ay ang DepED Credit Cooperative (DepEDCC). Ito ay isang private cooperative kung saan ang mga miyembro nito ay mga…

JDV out – another with a different collar

JDV’s almost theatrical 59-minute rhetoric, served public notice that he stood trial – and pleaded guilty as charged, matter-of-factly. Keen observers of trends know where the man is coming from…

Relaxing moments in Philippine history?

Relaxing moments in history? After five years there had never been any barangay elections, to have one gives that feeling of people empowerment. In the higher scheme of things, it…

The Mover Moves On: My Thoughts on Tonette Binsol

by Philip Nemenzo You either love her or hate her, this Tonette Binsol who, at the age of 36, without warning nor foreboding, joined her Creator on July 10, 2007,…