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The Big Fat Power Crisis Lie

Let us not mince words and, at the expense of truth, surrender a sliver of doubt enough to allow a big fat brazen lie to slip through. The power crisis that Benigno Aquino III Is seeking emergency powers to address, and to which the House Energy Committee has railroaded discussions on, in order to spread […]

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Changing Tack: Politicians realize the need for a new approach, for better or for worse

The recent weeks in Philippine politics have been notable as political personalities shifted to new ways of handling things. Apparently, after realizing how they may not get the results they want with the ways they earlier decided to pursue, they are employing new strategies to salvage their political predicaments, change the public’s not so flattering […]

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Hell from Tacloban

“Hello from Tacloban”. It was the cover title of a slightly offbeat but certainly reputable international magazine’s anniversary issue on the crisis brought on by Typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) on central Philippines among whose islands and cities Tacloban was among the very worst hit. “Hello from Tacloban” by the very greeting alone immediately connotes an […]

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Parents cry ‘Help’ – Idyllic JASMS soon to be steamrollered into a concrete jungle

by Julie Fuertes as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles. Grasshoppers. Caterpillars. Frogs. Leaves. Stones. These were a few of the things my children brought for me from school. Not only did they bring these things home, they also came home with faces streaked with (a bit of) dirt, their socks (somewhat) black on […]

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Watch — Yolanda survivor assails Aquino: ‘Gov’t help not felt by victims’ #RememberHaiyan

“Tignan mo, di siya pumunta rito. Dun siya sa Guian. Kung tumulong siya, dapat nagpunta siya dito. Dun siya e kasi andun ang kaalyado niya,” said Bong Baronda, a Yolanda survivor in Tacloban City. Baronda is a worker helping move one of the barges which were brought aground by supertyphoon Yolanda a year ago. According […]

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The Save Palawan Seas foundation Yolanda Relief Operation Update

On November 8, 2013, the world watched as the most powerful tropical cyclone in recorded history hit the Philippines. Super typhoon Yolanda (International codename: Haiyan) barreled through most of the central part of the archipelago, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. With a death toll of over 5,632 and 1,759 missing as of […]

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