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Journalism is giving voice to the voiceless

By TITA VALDERAMA October 21, 2019 TITA C. VALDERAMA FOR the fourth and last piece on the inspiring stories of this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, considered as Asia’s premier prize and highest honor for transformative leadership, let me tell you about the struggles and successes of journalists …

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From local autonomy to centralization of power

By MARIT STINUS-CABUGON October 21, 2019 MARIT STINUS-CABUGON THE first three years of the Duterte administration saw an aggressive, nationwide campaign for a federal Philippines. Now, we see an aggressive, nationwide campaign for clearing of roads and sidewalks. This is a campaign of the central government, with local government units …

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HMO: A network of health care providers

By RANDY B. ESCOLANGO October 21, 2019 RANDY B. ESCOLANGO IN the Philippines, getting health and medical services may be through out-of-pocket payment, public health insurance coverage or PhilHealth, private health insurance coverage, and/or health maintenance organization (HMO) plan or a combination of those. An HMO membership plan may be …

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Term limits

By CRISPIN R. ARANDA October 21, 2019 CRISPIN R. ARANDA JAZMIN is the daughter of a general-turned-politician. She is an vivacious social butterfly fluttering around the celebrity circuits (Embassy at Global City among them). She also accompanies her father on his trips to the US. Both have multiple 10-year US …

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Traffic planners elsewhere prepare for a post-car world

By MARLEN V. RONQUILLO October 20, 2019 MARLEN V. RONQUILLO Bill de Blasio’s New York City welcome, after his doomed presidential bid, was a court decision that sustained the car ban carried out by his city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) on Manhattan’s busy 14th Street. De Blasio was the prime …

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Chinese are business steroids!

By NEW WORLDS October 20, 2019 George Siy Manage them, benefit with them First of two parts The recent influx of a large number of new Chinese have raised again an age old question in the Philippines: how to deal with them? This has been asked by the Spaniards, the …

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A week for writing all you can

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE October 20, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE Lest this space become one for advertising the eatery, I won’t mention the name, but it’s just that my daughter, Keng, had this brief vacation from her job as a nurse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and she thought of treating …

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Time after time

By ROLLY G. REYES October 20, 2019 ROLLY G. REYES Signs that you are getting old: You’re familiar with the face, but you do not know the name. You always miss one or more belt loops in your pants. Searching for your key is a daily ritual. You look everywhere …

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I feel sad at the Inquirer’s current woes

By RAMON T. TULFO October 19, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO RIGOBERTO “Bobi” Tiglao, my fellow columnist in The Manila Times, wrote last Monday that the Philippine Daily Inquirer might fold up because of financial losses. I was very saddened, along with millions of its readers, at the bad news. I …

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