Editorial

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If there is a painful lesson that the Philippines should learn from Typhoon Yolanda, it is the need for voters to be wiser in choosing the people they put in public office, and for politicians, down to the barangay level, to be more aware of the issue of climate change.…

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It has been said before and it is a thought worth repeating. Today, the Philippines is in crisis, the gravest crisis it has ever faced since World War II. Central Visayas is in shambles, and hundreds of thousands of victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda are crying for help. They need…

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It has been five days since Typhoon Yolanda brought with her unbelievable loss of life and damage to property in the billions of pesos. The country remains in a state of shock, but for those directly affected by the super storm, the situation is far, far worse than can be…

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Last week we witnessed the cataclysmic force unleashed by a super typhoon. Yolanda cut a wide trail of death and destruction across central Philippines and left a lasting imprint as a national nightmare. It will be a nightmare that will be recurring. Weather scientists fear Yolanda will not be the…

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The shutdown of the Malampaya Platform on Saturday, which will have an impact on the power supply for the Luzon grid, somehow shows a lack of planning by the government. The shutdown of the Malampaya facility for maintenance checks will last until December 8 this year. The natural gas from…

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SHOULD the putative brains of the P10-billion pork barrel plunder run into liquidity problems, she might give a bit of thought to cranking out a tell-all book—that ought to be a runaway bestseller. Such a confession can rake in wads of cash once it sees print and hits the bookshops.…

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The fact that Typhoon Yolanda which made landfall in central Philippines yesterday is considered not only the most powerful storm in the world this year, but is actually the deadliest in recorded history, means that the damage it will bring will be unbearable. Grim expectations are that the death toll…

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So what did our senators, the media and the general public learn from the testimony of Janet Lim-Napoles before the Blue Ribbon Committee yesterday? In a word, nothing. Or at the very least, next to nothing. And this was about par for our expectations. Her former lawyer said as much.…

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Unless there is a sudden change of plans, suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles will face the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee today. This will be the first time the general public will get to see what the “businesswoman” is really like. Previously, all the public had seen of…

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Again, it has come to the fore that the country’s fairly impressive economic growth under President Benigno Aquino 3rd has not been all inclusive. Millions of Filipinos remain poor, with no indication that the poorest of the poor will be able to crawl out of the pits anytime in the…

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