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I’ve never felt this oneness with humanity, literally, until I started to take the MRT during the c/rush hours. I stand there, part of a silent crowd, shoulder-to-shoulder, back-to- back, and sometimes, cheek by jowl. It is such a moving experience, for there I am, hemmed in on all sides, and I feel this surging wave of humanity move me into the train or out of it, without any effort on my part.

Posted on June 26, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Transportation & Communications, Voices

To make a difference, the new department chief will need political skills more than management ability

Posted on June 9, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, Transportation & Communications

The issue of war and peace in the South China Sea (SCS) largely depends on China’s current and future behavior. The promotion of a rules-based regime in the SCS must be presented in a way that it will not be misconstrued as “anti-China” so that the problem anarchy in the SCS will provide the prospects for peace, stability and prosperity for all.

Posted on June 7, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary, Defense & Security, Foreign Affairs, Rommel Banlaoi, Sectors, Voices

By DEFENSE SECRETARY VOLTAIRE GAZMIN Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, on behalf of the Department of National Defense of viagra medicine cialis over the counter cialis erection target pharmacy online refill buyviagraonline-purchase the Philippines, allow me to thank the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and our hosts, the government of Singapore, for [...]

Posted on June 6, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Institutions

China has to make its own people accountable for the Amy Douglas Bank incident in the Spratlys

Posted on June 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Rommel Banlaoi, Sectors, Voices

MANILA- Jose Mejia, one of the two new appointees to the Judicial and Bar Council, has been known at best only as the classmate of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. When news of his appointment came out in early May—he represents the legal academe in the JBC—his association with Ochoa as a classmate at the Ateneo [...]

Posted on May 31, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Profiles, The Judiciary

Ours is a history of chance and surprises. We’re again at a juncture of chance and surprise — and change. As we start our new decade, we’re very pleased to announce that Newsbreak is getting a new leader.

Posted on January 16, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Marites Dañguilan-Vitug

The decision bars any investigation of Arroyo and her officials by the Aquino administration.

Posted on December 7, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, The Judiciary, The Presidency

Tuberculosis, among other communicable and preventable diseases, continues to ail thousands of Filipinos and threatens to afflict more with the emergence of a variety that is resistant to drugs. Based on government statistics, chronic tuberculosis has slid on the list of leading causes of illnesses and deaths in the country. From 5th among the top [...]

Posted on November 24, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors

With a president that is highly popular, a health secretary that is open-minded, and a fresh batch of lawmakers, the reproductive health bill has a bigger chance, more than ever, to get passed, public health experts said.

Posted on November 13, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors, Women & Children

A partymate of President Benigno Aquino III has warned the government that it should be careful in implementing the anti-poverty program conditional cash transfer (CCT) because of the probability that it would be abused by local officials.

Posted on November 12, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Local Governments, Sectors, Social Welfare
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