Long-term solutions required to resolve national water crisis

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:48:06 +0000

We welcome the tough stance that President Rodrigo Duterte has taken against water utilities in the capital region, Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. Even before the President’s televised tirade, we have argued in this space that those firms have failed to deliver on parts of their contractual obligations to consumers. We […]

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Billionaires never had it so good

Credit to Author: Marlen V. Ronquillo| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:46:12 +0000

  A furious Mr. Rodrigo Duterte is now a staple of the public sphere. It is an across-the-board venting of fury, sparing no one, not even the billionaires. The first billionaire to get verbally flogged in public was Roberto Ongpin, the trade and industry minister of Mr. Marcos. After that public lashing, Mr. Ongpin opted […]

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Saving the planet and ourselves

Credit to Author: Fr. Shay Cullen, SSC| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:40:29 +0000

As I write this, monster typhoon “Tisoy,” with international name “Kammuri,” is ravaging the Bicol Region in central Philippines. It is packing winds at 209 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour) and it is more ferocious than the previous typhoons to hit this part of the nation’s archipelago. Tidal surges are wrecking houses, and […]

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PH: Highest Pornhub user, social media user, high teen pregnancy, lowest test scores?

Credit to Author: NEW WORLDS| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:38:10 +0000

No problem, let’s blame China! Why not? We already blamed them for everything else, they should be good for a few years more… after all, we were able to blame Spain and the United States colonialism for a few decades each. Some weeks ago, this writer wrote about three glowing world championships in a month […]

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When Chinese errorturns to silver

Credit to Author: Mauro Gia Samonte| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:29:44 +0000

“Sorry, my error,” wrote my informant about the name of the new Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines. “It’s Huang Xilian.” “What an error!” I exclaimed. “Nasa headline pa!” I was referring to the title of my piece last Saturday: “Welcome, Ambassador Huang Xiling…” And roiling was I, too, that being the flag bearer of an article I […]

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Stories that I would like to see and hear

Credit to Author: Rolly G. Reyes| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:25:11 +0000

Donald Trump is launching a new book about “Humility and Selflessness.” Nicanor Faeldon is nominated for canonization to replace St. Anthony as the new patron saint of lost things. Kim Jon Ung is now the world’s peace poster boy and set to become the next Nobel Peace Prize winner. All he has to do is […]

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UK election: Parties take battle for ideas to social media

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:21:27 +0000

LONDON: At a dingy office space in north London, around 60 labor activists busied themselves recently with the basics of modern campaigning before next week’s general election. Far from traditional door-to-door canvassing, they were deployed on social media — a fiercely contested, but little-regulated, battleground in British politics. “We’re mobilizing and persuading,” said Laura Parker, […]

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Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong’s protesters take stock

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:19:23 +0000

HONG KONG: Some of them have lost their jobs, suffered life-changing injuries and even fled overseas. But six months into Hong Kong’s demonstrations, pro-democracy protesters say they aren’t backing down. The unprecedented movement was born on June 9, when an estimated million people took to the streets to protest a proposed bill allowing extradition to […]

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Fast and furious

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:18:53 +0000

I want to keep moving and try other things. To be part of a technology that will change the landscape of digital automation and bring business efficiency to a higher level. I want to be part of the discovery.” “It all started with sheer curiosity.” That’s how Tisha Gay Corros, chief operating officer of solutions […]

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