Fil-Ams will still come for Dinagyang

Posted by watchmen
January 7, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast.” –Julie Burchill Following the decision by the United States government to ban entry to government officials linked with the incarceration of embattled Senator Leila de Lima, the response by the administration of President …

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‘DepEd: stupid is stupid’

Posted by watchmen
January 6, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “… Ngunit ang lahat ng tumanggap at sumampalataya sa kaniya ay binigyan niya ng karapatang maging anak ng Diyos. Sila nga ay naging mga anak ng Diyos hindi dahil sa kanilang pasya o pasya ng tao, o sa pita ng laman, kundi sila ay isinilang mula sa Diyos…” (Juan 1:12-13, Bibliya).   …

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Government service

Posted by watchmen
January 6, 2020
Posted in OPINION

There are many who deserve to be commended for public service. They are the ones who should be emulated in order for government to be elevated to a level that is acceptable to the public. I know a lot of government employees-some are retired while others remain in service-and their values and attitudes should be …

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Bahala na sila (part 2)

Posted by watchmen
January 6, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The old Chinese saying, “Wealth Shall Not Last Three Generations” has a deeper context: The end of life is primarily cause by the lack of a transition plan and the unexpected death of the leader. No owner should lose his or her business by default. As a matter of fact, he or she can beat …

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Walang ilegal sa ginawa ni Koko

Posted by watchmen
January 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “… Ngunit ang lahat ng tumanggap at sumampalataya sa kaniya ay binigyan niya ng karapatang maging anak ng Diyos Sila nga ay naging mga anak ng Diyos hindi dahil sa kanilang pasya o pasya ng tao, o sa pita ng laman, kundi sila ay isinilang mula sa Diyos…” (Juan 1:12-13, Bibliya).   …

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‘Ganito kami noon’

Posted by watchmen
January 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

I was raised inside the Bureau of Prisons reservations in Muntinlupa. I studied at the Itaas Elementary School and later at the Muntinlupa National High School. I grew up with children of prison employees. I knew and interacted with prisoners up close. One of them, I found out many years later, was a convicted cop …

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Pinyapel: How Innovation Works

Posted by watchmen
January 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The pineapple has a unique place in Philippine tradition. Aside from being a delicious food source, we have the origin myth of how it used to be a girl who loved to procrastinate and not look for things—hence its thousand eyes. Its leaves are also the source for piña fabric, specifically the stiff fibers in …

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‘Bahala na sila’

Posted by watchmen
January 3, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“I leave it up to my children.”Those were the last few words uttered by a business owner as he lay motionless in his deathbed, his body weakened due to the ravages of cancer. His voice was weak, defiantly struggling to express himself so everyone in the room can hear him say it. I could see …

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Labanang Sarah-Isko sa 2022, umaarangkada na

Posted by watchmen
January 2, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “… Walang ibang Diyos maliban sa akin, walang nauna at wala ring papalit. Ako ay si Yahweh, wala nang iba pa; walang ibang Tagapagligtas, maliban sa akin…” (Isaias 43:10-11, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).   *** LABANANG SARAH-ISKO SA 2022, UMAARANGKADA NA: Ang magiging pinaka-mainit na balita sa mga susunod na araw ay …

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The gift of dignity and just compensation

Posted by watchmen
January 2, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The strength of an organization arises not just from its leaders, but also its people. Their passion and motivation are important factors; if the rank and file believe in what their organization does, and that their organization compensates them decently, then that organization is operating well. At least, that is the ideal. Last December, the …

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