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US vs China: The real Cold War

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 08/04/2020

  Defining world order as the set of commonly accepted rules that govern inter-state relations, Henry Kissinger warned of systematic crisis when there is “either a re-definition of legitimacy or a significant shift in the balance of…

‘Serving with a heart; driven to challenge change!’

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 08/04/2020

      The forty four years of existence of Sapalo Velez Bundang Bulilan (SVBB) law offices, during which it witnessed episodes of political turmoil and economic crisis, are a testament to the sterling character and resilience…

Why not abolish office of AFP chief?

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 08/03/2020

  Last Friday, July 31, was the 75th death anniversary of one of our lesser-known heroes. At the Tejeros Convention in March 1897, Gen. Artemio Ricarte was elected captain-general of the Filipino revolutionary forces and is considered…

Putting all our eggs in one vaccine

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/02/2020

  President Duterte said so himself: In the absence of a vaccine, it is futile to offer a roadmap to recovery from the massive damage wrought by COVID-19. In his State of the Nation Address last Monday,…

Will the remote school system work?

Isabel Escoda - @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2020

There’s a school in Mactan called Einstein School Cebu that is welcoming students for the new school year. It’s apparently been educating children from pre-school to high school for some time. Now it boasts of new technology…

In search of economic boosters

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 07/31/2020

  Someone asked me the other day what I see to be the “bright spots” that could carry our economy through the difficult way out of the pandemic-induced recession. Where can we look to for hope of…

The social meanings of face masks, revisited

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2020

It has been exactly six months since I wrote about face masks in this column, and the world has drastically changed since. Back then, people hoarded masks amid fears of ash fall, and what inspired me to…

Teaching online

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 07/29/2020

  Over three decades of classroom teaching did not prepare me for the rush to online education following the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike many of my colleagues who will start teaching online at the end of August, I…

End of a legacy

Clark Edward Runes Uytico - @inquirerdotnet 07/28/2020

We recently commemorated 30 days since my maternal grandmother, a public school teacher for more than half a century, former member of the Sangguniang Bayan, former vice mayor, and former mayor of Caba, La Union, passed away.…

Redeployment and fraudulent misrepresentation of a pre-existing illness

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 07/28/2020

  The redeployment of a seafarer cannot negate his entitlement to disability benefits on account of fraudulent misrepresentation of a pre-existing illness. The POEA employment contract states that “a seafarer who knowingly conceals and does not disclose…

Most netizens give Duterte passing mark after four years

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to enter his fifth year in office as he delivers his State of the Nation Address today, Monday, July 26, 2020, marking the end of his first four…

The voodoo governors

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 07/27/2020

The drugstore was quite crowded, so the man sidled up to the saleslady at the counter and whispered, “Do you have condoms?” The clerk said “Yes.” He asked, “Do you have them in ‘extra large’?” The clerk…

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