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7-Election Philippines: Every Gulp Counts at 7-11 Stores

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Just a little over 2 weeks to go before the Philippine midterm elections will be held on May 13. Have you thought about your choices for the national and local posts? Convenience store chain 7-Eleven participates in this year’s election fever by mounting its 7-Election promo, an informal survey of customers’ preferred political party and senatorial candidates. With this voter… Read more »

Suffer the Children

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Of course, guns alone don’t kill! But they do kill when placed in the hands of the wrong person. Or a law-abiding person in the wrong time or place or circumstance. I’m for stricter gun control laws. Definitely no guns in schools. No guns for citizens who are not involved in law enforcement work. Gun-related deaths are lower in countries… Read more »

When Flooding Strikes: Be Informed, Be Prepared

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It’s another rainy weekend. Heavy rains started yesterday and still persisted this morning. Another round of flooding in various parts of Metro Manila. Flooding Now A Regular Occurrence? Circumstances and landscapes have changed a lot from only a few years ago.  Before, we know the usual flood-prone places in Metro Manila  like Malabon and Navotas. Now, a big part of… Read more »

Small Claims Court to Improve Access to Justice

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In this country, justice is seen to be something that can be attained only if one has the money and right connections. What then will be the recourse of the poor who do not have either one? In answer to that concern, the Small Claims Court was established through the Supreme Court’s special rule of procedure.  As a pioneering effort… Read more »

Caritas Manila Continues Relief Efforts For Flood Victims

Even as last week’s rains in Metro Manila and nearby provinces have stopped, some areas remain flooded. Many flood victims are still  in evacuation centers. Caritas Damayan, the Catholic Church’s relief assistance and emergency program, continues with its relief efforts for the flooding victims. As of August 15, Caritas Damayan has provided relief assistance to families in the parishes under… Read more »

Pacquiao-Bradley Fight: When Winning Isn’t Everything

Manny Pacquiao lost the fight inside the boxing ring. This was according to two of the three judges who scored the fight in favor of Pacquiao’s opponent, Tim Bradley. The controversial split-decision win did not sit well with many people who watched at MGM Arena in Las Vegas or at their television screens. Traditional media and social media erupted with… Read more »