Look More Closely

In less than a year we would again witness a re-calibration of power, a sort of changing of the guards if that is to be believed, transitioning from those politicians who are presently wielding it to another set of politicians eager to showcase their supposed servant-leader skills in the dispensation of public service. But look […]

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The Drug Epidemic

While the COVID epidemic rages on there is another troubling epidemic that has spread pretty much all over South East Asia. This is the methamphetamine outbreak that, as one international media (CNN) has bluntly put it, “ one of the world’s most intense drug crises”. Here in the country where the campaign against illegal drugs […]

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The Ignominy of War

As far as collateral damage goes the savage death in Masbate of Kieth Absalon, a 21-year-old bemedalled football player for Far Eastern University (FEU), brought about by the explosion of a landmine planted by members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), is a rude wake up call and revelation of the despicable and abhorrent nature […]

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The Corruption of Power

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic going on politicians, both those in power and those wanting to be in power, are already gearing up for the political circus which we call an election this coming 2022. There is nothing more disgusting than seeing these kind of people make a spectacle of themselves by going after each […]

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Weathering the Storm

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic we are beginning to see the resilience manifested by nations affected by the crisis. For most of the countries that have been hit hard by the disease, whether poor or rich nations, the aggressive struggle to survive the onslaught of the virus and attempt a return to […]

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Its not over yet

Some countries right now are experiencing what medical experts say is a second wave of the COVID 19 virus, and with some such as India, a medical crisis of untold proportions seem to be unfolding with people unable to be given much needed oxygen because of the sudden dearth of supply. A little over one […]

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The Arrival of Vaccines

Finally it has begun. After several weeks of hope and anticipation the much touted COVID-19 vaccines to shield humanity against the worldwide pandemic is slowly trickling in and reaching the shores of our country. Just this Thursday here in the city the Department of Health/Center for Health Development-Cordillera Administrative Region received its share of 7,800 […]

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Clarity of Action

The national government for once has openly declared, with forceful and deliberate intent, that it will exert all effort to finally put an end to the threat of the CPPNPA in the country. This is inevitable really considering that for almost half a century the CPP-NPA had been engaging in a war of attrition that […]

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