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Goodbye, thanks and welcome

By RENE SAGUISAG October 25, 2019 RENE SAGUISAG THE other morning, I was among those asked to deliver a eulogy in honor of Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., to his family and other golden friends gathered that day in the Senate. There I once toiled, returning to pay tribute to Nene …

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Social values to fight corruption

By MA. ISABEL ONGPIN October 25, 2019 MA. ISABEL ONGPIN RETIRED Supreme Court justice and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales gave the 18th Ongpin Memorial Lecture this year (disclosure: the lecture series is named after my late husband, Jaime V. Ongpin). It was a comprehensive and educational talk on corruption, …

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The power of a sunrise

By GAB MEJIA October 25, 2019 GAB MEJIA Imagine yourself standing on the summit of a mountain. A sea of clouds rolls out from the heavens above a pristine rainforest. The cold crisp air numbing your fingers as you layer up and wait at dawn for sunrise. The first rays …

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CPD and CPD models for academia

By TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON October 25, 2019 TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON Part 2 — A CPD model LAST week’s column distinguished the implications of the terms continuing professional education (CPE) and continuing professional development (CPD) to the meaning of staff development (SD) or further training. We quoted the late Patricia Partington, who was …

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The Bible in PH schools: On laïcité and literature

By KATRINA QUIROLGICO October 25, 2019 KATRINA QUIROLGICO RECENTLY, the Philippines has been making headlines in Paris. And, alas, this time, it has not been to pardon our President’s French. Some two weeks ago, House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr. filed House Bill 2069 seeking to make the Holy Bible …

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Ateneo, my Ateneo — then and now

By RAMON T. TULFO October 24, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO ONLY after reports of sexual harassment of students by some of its professors came out in social media did the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) administration issue a statement that it was addressing the issue. It took the Jesuit-run university …

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The ‘New Thinking’ to expand agri exports

By DR. WILLIAM DAR October 24, 2019 DR. WILLIAM DAR First of two parts The headlines and news generated lately from the Department of Agriculture (DA) were mostly related to rice. But this should not come as a surprise because the DA is aggressively pushing the proper implementation of the …

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