Global Warming or Global Boiling?

The term “global warming” was first used in August 1975 in a paper by Wallace Smith Broecker, a geochemist, entitled “Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?” that was published in the journal Science. Merely forty-eight years later (July 2023), Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, first used the term “global boiling” to refer […]

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Serbisyo Fair

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD The mood was festive, with banderitas hanging all over. People came in droves. Right on the first day, long queues already materialized very early in the morning. It was the 15th iteration of the Serbisyo Fair (caravan if you may) of the Bagong Pilipinas of PBBM, launched in Luneta last Dec, 2023. The Serbisyo Fair […]

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Losing

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas It’s a bitter feeling to swallow when the sports teams you support are losing back to back. You would think that supporting different teams in different sports would result in better chances of the euphoric winning feeling to come to you. Turns out, the chances of ugly losses piling onto each other goes up too. […]

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Patience

By Shawn Marc B. Carreon It wouldn’t matter if it took days, For it’d feel like pay day. If I waited for you, would you wait for me? Nevermind, I’d still do it with glee. Oh how I’ve missed the rains choir, Along with my hopes that go up higher. As the drops turn into masses, It Reflects upon the […]

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Hope for the damaged agricultural soil

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Sometime in October or November last year, representatives of local biofertilizer organizations resolved to finally establish an organization for the industry. This is to advance the use of biofertilizers, biostimulants and soil ameliorants that are developed or extracted from formerly living organisms, for a more sustainable farming ventures in the long run. This is actually […]

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Conflagration and then some

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas Then I was a small kid, there was this movie titled, St. Valentine’s Day massacre. I asked an older college student what massacre meant and this was his answer which was not the typical boring academic definition. He said, it means “great patay!” Last Sunday early morning around 6:00 there was a conflagration a long […]

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Looking to the west

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas Nowadays, a two week vacation is something to cry for. Long gone are the elementary days that included two months of vacation days. You really must take what you can get, especially as a university student, those 75 grades can look beautiful on occasions. “Passing is passing”, a reliable mantra for a lot of students, […]

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Encapsulated Thoughts

Held on words that drip out with mystery, Yet it holds value, a promise to pursue. A hollow shell, with scales that reflect, Your reflection deepens along with regret. Failing to understand the gimmick that laughs, A warm smile often reflects the day. Loneliness stands between the wall you’ve created, Thick but brittle, so high yet it peaks short. Falling […]

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Getting a good parcel of land

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas Here is one way. There is a good three-hectare parcel of land about 30 kilometers from Baguio City. It was made beautiful by improvements thereon. Choice flowers were planted on the right places. The edges were planted with Alnus trees that were trimmed regularly that they became bushy at a controlled height of just about […]

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