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Dirty and Foul Hypocrisy

by Dean de la Paz, as originally published on Blog Watch , Philippine Online Chronicles When Benigno Aquino III last visited New York City as part of a presidential traveling caravan that had started its first leg in Europe, the tone and substance of his prewritten and prepared rhetoric had changed drastically as he crossed […]

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The food crisis in South Sudan

Half the population of South Sudan is composed of children. It is also facing an imminent famine. This is the simple equation that should give us pause. It’s not easy to feel concern for a place so remote, not just geographically but also in the sense of it having dropped from our awareness, displaced by […]

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Ebola and Pambobola: Both Still Incurable, Dangerous

The Philippines may be thousands of kilometers away from Africa but such distance does not make it any safer from the threat of Ebola. As President Aquino puts it, Ebola is a ‘paramount concern’ due to OFWs. Even the United States failed to prevent the disease from stepping on American soil. It is a grave […]

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United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused Migrant Domestic Workers Get Scant Protection

(Manila, October 23, 2014) – Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has failed to adequately protect female […]

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Polite Polity: We Need a “Senator Poe” Approach in All These Hullabaloos

So far, Senator Grace Poe appears to be the saving grace of the embarrassment that is the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. The gracious lady whose name couldn’t be any more apt has been showing how it is to be a good senator or at least someone who deserves elation when conducting investigations […]

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How to attain social media engagement

Written by Ma. Rachel Yapchiongco, as oriinally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles Social media has become a potentially powerful tool to boost business. Big and small companies all over the world are realizing that social media has the ability to contribute to success and growth of their businesses if used and implemented wisely. Social […]

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