Education the great equalizer

Enrolment is now again upon us or about to be. A lot of parents are scrounging for cash. While payment of enrolment fees is a big priority, the more important thing is the guidance of parents. So many kids will enroll blindly without proper advice. Sometimes they will just go along with their friends as to the choices of school, […]

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Maximize the use of technology

Since about 90% of all employment in this country is by MSMEs, the government should pour the most investments to enhance their operations. But this is not happening. Government can’t even fully implement the anti-red tape law. Only in the Philippines.             So MSMEs have to find ways on their own to survive or to improve their businesses. Cursing the […]

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Until we could not breathe?

The effects are staring at us in the face. The heat the past days was really bad we could hardly breathe. Parched farmlands are being shown by the media to be badly cracked. People everywhere are crying for water even if just enough for domestic use. Government, as usual, just announced some supposed plans to ameliorate the situation. Learning delivery […]

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Signs government is not being run well

Number one sign is our having to import rice. The countries we are importing rice from are our neigh boring countries. Their bright citizens learned rice technology from us. For decades, they had been sending as scholars their good students to UP Los Banos where they became agricultural scientists. In the ‘70s Thais, Vietnamese, Malaysians, Indonesians, even Micronesians were common […]

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We are being baked

In our face now is the collective effect of humanity’s folly. The suffocating heat….. whose effects are multiplied several times over by the effects of runaway inflation. Then there are the other natural serious consequences such as lack of water. Water is life. So many lives of flora and fauna had already been squelched, Farms are parched. Rivers, streams and […]

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Baguio is losing it

Everybody was expecting Baguio City would be impossible to move around in last Holy Week. It turned out to be the opposite. There was no gridlock traffic and tourists were relatively sparse. The reason was what a Metro Manilan said long ago when all roads led to Baguio every Holy Week: “Huling Holy Week ko na dito sa Baguio.” For […]

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday to many Christians means redemption from past sins. To millions more, however, it is redemption from our past in general. The mistakes we made which include those not as grave as sin. Covered also would be omissions or the failure to do. When we realize such, particularly those that deeply affected other peoples’ lives in a bad way, […]

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The captured regulatory agencies and our wretched lives

The entities serving our needs are supposed to be regulated by agencies of government so they won’t abuse us through lousy or inefficient services. Or by charging exorbitant rates. Thus, electric cooperatives are supposed to be being supervised by the National Electric Administration (NEA) and the water districts by Local Water Utilities Administration. Corporations soliciting investments from citizens are being […]

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