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On November 8, just as supertyphoon Yolanda was blasting the Visayas, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad signed a set of administrative orders, using the past president's EO 366 as legal basis, mandating thousands of personnel cuts within a number of government agencies.
Senators Sergio Osmena III and Vicente Sotto seek to strike from the Senate record the recent speeches of Senators Enrile and Santiago, calling them unparliamentary and offensive - which is true. But why expunge? Let them stand as testimony to the kind of senators we have at this point in history.
Independent think tank IBON asserts the deal reached by the WTO in Bali will worsen the country's rising merchandise trade deficit and make it even more difficult to create the domestic conditions for local agriculture and industry to develop.
President Aquino was reported to have expressed some concern earlier this week when asked about his thoughts on the issue of gay marriage. He raised a question about how this might impact on the well-being of children adopted and/or raised by same-sex parents. Is he right to worry?
We mourn Mandela's death because we see in moments of his life the virtues of leadership that every nation deserves. We celebrate the privilege to have known him, not as separate nations, but as a generation defined by his time on Earth.
EDC already gave broad hints of the magnitude of the devastation in its November 18 disclosure, admitting that its three power plants had sustained 'significant damage' from 300-kilometer winds and lashing rains whipped by the strongest typhoon to have smashed into the country.
As persons affected by traumatic events like Yolanda embark on the task of rebuilding their lives, one crucial step is to re-establish a regular and predictable daily routine. We need to encourage them to establish regular sleeping and waking hours and daily self-care habits.
BALI, Indonesia--Lines have been drawn as world leaders gather in Bali for the World Trade Organizationâs ninth summit.
The International Labor Organization estimates that more than four million workers have been affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Communities - and companies - are working to get back on their feet. But what can employers do to help their employee survivors?
Too many journalists are asking us to compare Typhoon Yolanda and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Many of us from Doctors Without Borders were in Port-au-Prince in 2010 and we all agree: the two disasters have nothing in common, and any comparison would be indecent.
The author discusses where economic growth came from and the challenges facing the government going forward.
Friday's announcement about Hongkong Land acquiring 20 hectares of a bayside property in Cebu has added fuel to the industry chatter that the Chinese property developer has finally found an ideal location for its sister company, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, in the Queen City of the South.
BONIFACIO REMEMBERED | Divisive and a hero downgraded, what, finally, is Supremo's place in history?
An American history professor once asserted that Andres Bonifacio, who founded the Katipunan that became the spearhead of the 1896 Philippine Revolution, was merely 'recreated' as a hero. Today, on his 150th birth anniversary, the controversies and riddles in his epic life are reviewed.
Even before media acquired a copy of Alcantar v. Drilon, opinion writers were already declaring the end of patronage politics. Not so fast, I thought ... prudence dictated that judgment be reserved until one actually reads the full text. Now that I have, I believe my reservations were justified.
The PNoy boys are literally bringing out the knives as they scramble to put Malacanang in order for the Christmas season.
1. Elect the officials who can keep you alive. Elections really are a matter of life and death, and not just because the goons of the opposing parties are shooting at each other.
To be sure, Manny Pacquiao should pay the right taxes. And the government has a corresponding right to exact that obligation. But government' timing was so bad it smacks of malice and harassment, whether true or merely perceived, and whether the justification given is legitimate or conjured.
His life is a story of comebacks. From a cigarette vendor to a boxer and then a world champion.