Bonifacio and other heroes

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 11/29/2020

Growing up in the small town of Betis in Pampanga, a village of proud artisans and carpenters, I came to know of the nation’s heroes early in my childhood. Dr. Jose Rizal’s name was not just the…

A P1.84-trillion loss—due to gov’t bungling

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 11/28/2020

What has the country lost to COVID-19? This column will not deal with the number of deaths (8,242), or the number of cases (424,297), or translate these into all sorts of indicators, like number of work days…

Bracing for virtual holidays

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 11/27/2020

Like many Filipino transplants this time of year, I’m wondering how I could potentially travel to my hometown in time for the holidays. Before COVID-19, our usual concerns were crowded ports, increased transportation costs, and awkward conversations…

An economy in the recovery room

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2020

Twice a year we look at the economy for our clients. I thought I’d share a few of our thoughts in that report with you. The third quarter results came two weeks ago, and you don’t need…

5 big ideas for 2021

Von Katindoy - @inquirerdotnet 11/25/2020

World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab recently wrote: “Today’s consumers do not want more and better goods and services for a reasonable price. Rather, they increasingly expect companies to contribute to social welfare and the common good.”…

When working together works

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/24/2020

Those of us in Metro Manila and Calabarzon were spared from Supertyphoon “Rolly’s” worst fury, through what many believe was yet another proof of prayer power. But make no mistake: Rolly badly debilitated the Bicol Region with…

Seafarer’s arthritis as a compensable work-related illness

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/24/2020

Arthritis is considered as compensable work-related illness for seafarers  who performed tasks onboard  the vessel  that involved unduly heavy physical labor and joint strain. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The typical symptoms of…

The new normal for Filipino children

Nina D. Resurreccion - @inquirerdotnet 11/23/2020

The Philippines is one of the poorest and most unequal societies in Asia. Elite-dominated policymaking and governance positions the poor at a perennial structural disadvantage, as political scientist David Timberman has pointed out. Those of us who…

What’s up in Bongbong-Leni VP tiff?

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 11/22/2020

After learning of the outright denial of the motions to inhibit Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen (taken up in this space last Sunday), many asked, “To complete the story, what is the status of the election protest filed…

Keep them from drowning

Rosario A. Garcellano - @inquirerdotnet 11/21/2020

Tears flow aplenty in this season of grief. But the thing to do is to stop crying, you tell yourself. Stop crying for the couple in their 80s in Alcala, Cagayan, whose lives were upended by the…

Flood-proofing villages and households

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 11/20/2020

One reason the ability of the government to cope with “Ulysses” and other calamities is overstretched is because people who should be able to help themselves, or help one another, do not do so. The irony is…

Benumbed and bedumbed

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2020

The admonition/advice/plea is out. The words “resilient” and “resilience,” used to refer to the Filipinos’ indomitable spirit in the face of tragedies and calamities are, if possible, to be avoided. It is nobody’s decree, but may it…

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