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Better jobs seen

IT is certainly lamentable to note that the so-called “brain drain” continues despite government efforts to generate quality and high-paying jobs in the Philippines. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This is not surprising in this country, which is still teeming with jobless and underemployed people, including college graduates. And the…

President pays tribute to self-sacrificing mother at end of Women’s Month

THE tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte showed his soft spot as he praised and paid tribute to his mother, Soledad or Nanay Soling, on the last day of Women’s Month celebrated in Malacañang Friday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Duterte lamented that his mother did not see him become the President…

Holy Week time for spiritual renewal — Palace

ON Palm Sunday, Malacañang Palace urged Filipino Catholics to lead a “quiet and renewing week” as they observe the Lenten season. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a statement issued to reporters yesterday, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said this week, along with the rest of the Lenten season, is centered…
  • Published in Nation

Bishops for better world

Believe it or not there are Catholic bishops who preach not only about a better spiritual world but also about a more pleasant, pleasurable planet. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And we, the congregation, are greatful for their earthly concern. Afterall, believers would be staying in this world for a…

PH, Japan sign economic, other accords

THE Philippines and Japan on Friday exchanged notes on several joint projects aimed at promoting development in key sectors of the country. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa signed the agreements on: Consolidated Rehabilitation of…

Apprenticeship program

THERE’s now a snowballing move in the two-chamber Congress to reform the government’s apprenticeship program to address the worsening unemployment problem in the country. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many quarters, including the labor sector, concede that our lawmakers -- senators and congressmen -- need to revisit the apprenticeship law.…

Angara wants college tuition tax deductible

SENATOR Sonny Angara has sought for the immediate passage of a proposed tax relief measure which will make college education “accessible” to students who cannot qualify for scholarship grants. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Angara was referring to his Senate Bill No. 131, which seeks to amend section 34 of…
  • Published in Nation

Deserted by inhabitants, Marawi City lies in ruins

MARAWI -- A dusty teddy bear strewn on the floor, family photos on a wall and dried underwear on a clothesline are among the few remnants of life in deserted homes of a Philippine city left in ruins by war. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A dog eats the carcass…

PH among ‘new Asian tigers’

THE Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam were named by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as the “new Asian tigers,” ranking high in a number of important indicators related to education, productivity growth and high-tech exports, among others, next to innovation powerhouses such as China, Japan and Republic of Korea, according…
  • Published in Nation

UN creates anti-terror unit

DUE to terror incidents and violent extremism in many parts of the world including the Philippines, a United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office was established to implement a global counter-terrorism strategy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The new Office was recently approved by the UN General Assembly. Adopting a consensus resolution, the…
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