United front in fighting ‘silent pandemic’

Gerald Bloom - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2022

It’s called the “silent pandemic” and kills more than AIDS and malaria combined. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to human health. Already, it has had a hand in the deaths of millions, and the numbers could…

History in my backyard

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/25/2022

Yesterday, the Paterno family formally turned over, to the Ateneo de Manila University president Roberto Yap, a trove of papers and ephemera pertaining to their illustrious, and historically controversial, ancestor Pedro Alejandro Paterno (1857-1911). College history made…

A better PH can start with better motorists

Peter Angelo V. Perfecto - @inquirerdotnet 11/24/2022

In the ’90s, when I was still part of Amnesty International Pilipinas as its executive director, we would welcome leaders from our international secretariat and executive committee to speak at our membership and public events and to…

A checkered career, sketchy personality

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/23/2022

Spanish galleons have been the stuff of romantic legend from the time of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade (1565-1815) all the way to our times. In the past, the Manila Galleons were the target of pirates out to…

2022 Bar exam question on seafarer’s disability benefits claims

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/22/2022

Can a seafarer be entitled to compensation for disability benefits if he finished his employment contract? This is one of the questions included in the 2022 Bar Examinations for Labor Law and Social Legislations. Marino, a seafarer,…

A neglected basic human right

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/22/2022

Give a family middle-class surroundings, and they begin to have middle-class dreams.” Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto explained to me many years ago the rationale behind the colorfully painted houses that are the distinctive mark of their…

Tick-tock to 30

Donnavi Fadriquela - @inquirerdotnet 11/21/2022

I’m six months away from my 30th birthday. I have always wanted to submit an entry to Young Blood since I was in my early 20s. But guess what, we like procrastination. Turns out that when you…

Christ the King, my King!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/20/2022

The story is told about a flight attendant who announced that there were only 40 dinner packs for the 140 passengers on board that evening flight. There was much grumbling and complaining, and even threats of lawsuits.…

Is workers’ well-being progressing?

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2022

Last week, I argued for a very simple, reliable, and practical indicator of Progress, with a capital P: Progress is a situation when more people say that their Quality of Life got better, than say it got…

Legazpi and Salcedo

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/18/2022

We see street signs every day but rarely notice them. We recognize Rizal, Bonifacio, Mabini, Quezon, Osmeña, Roxas, Quirino, and Macapagal, but who are Blumentritt, Monumento, Kalentong, or Ped Xing? Makati weekend markets held in Salcedo Village…

Crisis of leaders, crisis of voters

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 11/17/2022

The United States has just gone through one of the most consequential midterm elections in its recent history. Filipinos are keenly interested in the elections in the so-called land of milk and honey, even if we are…

The medieval heart of our prisons

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 11/16/2022

A longer period of time (82 years) separates the present day (2022) from the institution of the New Bilibid Prison in 1940, than separates the institution of the Old Bilibid Prison in 1865 and the creation of…

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