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There And Back Again: How I Completed My First Audax Ride

Yes, that is a Hobbit reference. Bilbo Baggin’s journey across Middle-Earth is surprisingly relatable to me now. Like him, I journeyed with the brave...

EDITORIAL: The national ID, a solution begging for a problem?

Since its inception during the Ramos administration, the concept of a singular national identification card issued to every citizen has gone through a wringer....

Roe vs Wade and abortion debate in the Philippines

Aside from politics, nothing has polarized nations more than the issues of population growth control, abortion, and contraception and their perceived consequences. Abortion again became...

EDITORIAL: Economics 101 for the incoming administration

Both the new provincial and city government administrations are essentially of the same lineup from the previous administrations that now comprise the main cast...

DAMANG-DAMA

(My Homily on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Newly-Elected Officials in Palawan) Napag-utusan lang po ako na magsermon ngayon. Out of respect po sa...

A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park

“A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park.” I usually cite this quote from the Supreme Court case of Oriental...

Balancing in Palawan

Recently, due to functions incumbent on my profession, I was able to make two trips to the Calamianes Islands in a span of just...

Breach of a Promise to Marry

A mere breach of a promise to marry is not an actionable wrong, as long as it is not of such extent as would...

Absence of receipts in illegal recruitment case

The absence of receipts issued by the accused in an illegal recruitment case is not fatal to their conviction if the prosecution establishes, through...

The Rule of Thirds

Pressured to submit a freshly written piece for my column today, I found myself reading my diary entry in 2015, which is apparently a...

Basketball as a nuisance sport

Basketball is everywhere in the Philippines: on public sports complex, on street corners , and on television screens from north to south of the...

An Open Letter to Governor-Elect Dennis M. Socrates

Dear Governor-elect Dennis, Peace. While you are a son of your father, the legendary Governor Badong Socrates, you would also be the first to admit that...