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What can you do? What can you say?

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Typhoon survivors hang signs from their necks as they queue up in the hopes of boarding a C-130 military transport plane Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban, central Philippines. Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport on Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies. The typhoon, known as Haiyan elsewhere in Asia but called Yolanda in the Philippines, was likely the deadliest natural disaster to beset this poor Southeast Asian nation. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

In this rare instance, you are at a loss for words, or even thoughts. You are overwhelmed by images of destruction and tragedy which aren’t newsreels from some remote place abroad. They are from right here, at home, and somehow, you know of at least one person who is a casualty of this disaster.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?

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What do you think of the pork barrel scam, and how can the public stop government officials from abusing this power?

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?

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In the Philippines, it is the budgetary allocation given to members of the Congress and the Senate. In 2006, the amount was P70 million for each member of Congress, and P200 million for each member of the Senate.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?

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Never has the need to keep the fire burning been more pressing than now. Three weeks have passed since the Sept. 21 anti-pork barrel rally, and while the due process of law takes time, there have been no significant results. Meanwhile, the shadow of oppression and corruption still looms over our people.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

PH ranks restaurants for taxes, not food

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Next time you eat out in the Philippines, you might want to check the government’s restaurant guide. It doesn’t tell you where the best food is, but if you’re possibly patronizing a tax cheat.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?

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“The culprits and the senators should return the money. They are setting a bad example for the youth.” —Benj Lopez Roy, 17, High-school junior, International School Manila, Taguig

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

What do we young people think of pork barrel scam?

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What is the pork barrel? In the Philippines, it is the budgetary allocation given members of the Congress and the Senate. In 2006, the amount was P70 million for each member of Congress, and P200 million for each member of the Senate.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Standing in a sea of white

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The other day, I woke up to a text from my grandfather, telling me to get dressed and to wear white. I faintly recalled him telling me a few days ago that he would take all his apo to the “Million People March.”

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Even the ladies who lunch ditch pork

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IN THEIR weekly assessmentmeeting last Tuesday, INQUIRER editors
served this huge butter cake, its icing the image of—what else—a pork.

Four women, well-dressed, well-coiffed, obviously well-off, immaculate in their white shirts, munching daintily on sandwiches while sitting on white monobloc chairs they had obviously brought.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aguilar Alcuaz, Francisco, Conde– deceased all–to be finally conferred National Artist awards in November

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FRANCISCO Mañosa

More than four years after they had been proclaimed National Artists, visual artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Tagalog fictionist Lazaro Francisco and filmmaker Manuel Conde will be finally conferred the awards in November in Malacañang, according to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Indian woman ditches corporate world for dirt-poor village

In this photograph taken on November 19, 2012, headwoman Chhavi Rajawat interacts with villagers in Soda, a remote village in India's Rajasthan state. The Indian MBA graduate is a one-woman whirlwind as she seeks to catapult her impoverished ancestral village in the desert state of Rajasthan into the 21st century. AFP PHOTO/PENNY MACRAE

Chhavi Rajawat, an MBA graduate and one-woman whirlwind, is seeking to drag her impoverished ancestral village in the desert state of Rajasthan into the 21st century.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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