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EDITORIAL: Policing the “illegal” ukay-ukay trade

RA 4653 is an old law passed in 1966 whose intent is to safeguard public health from the possible spread of diseases from imported...

Mangalok sa Magsaysay

(True to life story)(Ika-5 ng Mayo, 1997) Nung bata pa ako, nasa anim hanggang walong taong gulang, malimit akong dinadala ng tatay ko sa bahay...

EDITORIAL: Southern Palawan’s problem with palm oil and plantations

Palawan embraced the economic promise of palm oil when about a decade ago it opened up the south to large-scale plantations. Private landowners were...

Lifting the land titling moratorium in Palawan

Rep. Franz Alvarez (1st district Palawan) disclosed this week he is intending to file a bill in Congress that will push for the delineation...

MARITES

I vehemently react to “Marites”. This is supposed to be a beautiful name for a woman. Currently though, it has become a way to derogate...

Red flags on Palawan’s tourism boom

Recent reports that certain Chinese nationals were involved in online illegal gambling is a cause for concern to authorities and must be addressed judiciously...

The disaster month of July

There is a joke I heard from a friend, about two lady LCEs (Local Chief Executives) who had their faces Belo-fied. LCE1 turned out...

August cerebrations

August 28 is the feastday of Saint Augustine, patron saint of the town of my birth, Cuyo, and I take this opportunity to wish my fellow-Cuyonons a blessed Purungitan Festival—the official (secularized) name of the celebration. 

SO BE IT

When the clock ticks to noontime on Sunday, June 30, it will signal a fresh term of government service and political will for our...

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...

Filipinos in video games: Is it just a fad?

In recent years, we have seen a growing number of Filipino characters in video games. Some are accurate representations of our culture, while others...

PALECO’s misfortunes and the continuing power problems

PALECO’s misfortunes and the continuing power problems Late last year while on a speaking tour in Puerto Princesa City, President Rodrigo Duterte surprised everyone when...