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On A Different Note

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To mine or not to mine, that’s the question

“We have 7,000 islands and if we rape the islands… and 95 percent of the wealth goes out of those islands, we will never...

Helping “Ramils” one at a time

 “Ma’am, salamat po sa kaunting kaalaman na nabigay mo pero magdro-drop na po ako. Mahina po kasi ang signal dito sa isla at ang...

What’s the point in pointless complaints?

Complaining about everything is sometimes a common pastime of some of us--me included. I was about to complain that this week has been a...

Don’t change the subject!

“Ma’am, pwede Taglish na lang?” is the usual response of some of my students whenever I ask them to write an essay. After spending weeks analyzing...

The World Bank’s ugly report

“Walo sa sampung estudyante ay hindi natuto…,” is my rough translation of the World Bank’s controversial report that 80 percent of Filipino students did...

Can Juan still fish in peace?

Is the West Philippine Sea dispute worth investigating? Asked my mentor over a cup of coffee, five years ago, when I was proposing a...

Ramil left the group

“Ma’am, salamat po sa kaunting kaalaman na nabigay mo pero magdro-drop na po ako. Mahina po kasi ang signal dito sa isla at ang...

P-Noy may not be the best president we ever had, but…

He had done great things for the country. He deserves to be appreciated and be respected. While awaiting my turn to virtually present my study...

COVID is deadlier than you think

Hearing the everyday update about the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) cases in the country seems just an ordinary rundown of numbers for most of us—and...