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When Salaries Become the Plight of Pinoy Nurses

Sunday, 26 June 2016 | Written by
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In the Philippines, one of the major professions of people that go abroad is nursing. Filipino nurses are known around the world for their exceptional care for patients and dedication to their work. But even if a lot of Filipino nurses are enjoying the rewards of greener pastures, our own country could not provide the same for nurses staying in…Read More »

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What Worked and What Didn’t Work in the Aquino Administration (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Written by
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Continued from  “What Worked and What Didn’t Work in the Aquino Administration  Part 1 “ What did not work in the Aquino Administration Criminality and security The Aquino administration was marred by controversies on safety and security. Some of these were the Quirino grandstand hostage crisis, the still unresolved Maguindanao massacre, and the killing of 44 SAF Officers in Mamasapano, Mindanao.…Read More »

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Have Filipinos Put Full Trust on Rody? The Latest Trust Ratings Reveal a Foreshadowing

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | Written by
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Last June 13, Social Weather Stations (SWS) released the results of a survey done last May 1-3, 2016 on the trust and awareness ratings of President-elect Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte and Vice President-elect Leonor “Leni” Robredo. It was done a week before the elections were held. Of those who were aware of the given candidates, 54% had much trust and 28%…Read More »

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From “Bahala Na” to Disaster Preparedness: How Project NOAH Made Filipinos Disaster-Ready (Part 2 of 2)

Sunday, 12 June 2016 | Written by
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READ Part 1: From “Bahala Na” to Disaster Preparedness: How Project NOAH Made Filipinos Disaster-Ready Institutionalizing NOAH in DRRM As a way for the government to respond more effectively in times of disaster, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) devised an online resource center that will help Filipinos prepare in a more timely manner. This was when DOST Project…Read More »

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From “Bahala Na” to Disaster Preparedness: How Project NOAH Made Filipinos Disaster-Ready (Part 1 of 2)

Sunday, 12 June 2016 | Written by
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When you hear the weather forecasts in the news or read them online, do you believe in their accuracy? Forecasts are numerical models and can never be 100% accurate. In the Philippines, the success rate of any weather forecast model in predicting rainfall amount is never more than 60%. When they are wrong, disasters strike. For predicting where flood and…Read More »

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Getting to know more about Project NOAH and its Mobile App

Sunday, 12 June 2016 | Written by
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Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) is composed of 10 component projects, with each having a different “field of expertise.” This includes the capacity to measure precipitation, provide warnings for hazardous situations, and map out areas where hazards exist or could develop. Ten Component Projects under DOST’s Project NOAH Hydromet Sensors Development DREAM-LIDAR 3D Mapping Flood NET – Flood Information…Read More »

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Araw ng Kalayaan: A Celebration of Dependence?

Saturday, 11 June 2016 | Written by
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June 12 is the day we celebrate our country’s freedom, technically, freedom from the Spanish colonial government. We had our independence for a little while, but eventually lost out to the US Troops in the Filipino-American War. Remember Gen. Antonio Luna? We know the story and how it played out. While the Philippine flag was waving, declaring us a free…Read More »

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A participative citizenry needs freedom of information

Friday, 10 June 2016 | Written by
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I did not get to vote for a presidential candidate because I was not satisfied with any of their qualifications. I comforted myself with the thought that no matter who the president and the other leaders will be, I will continue to be vigilant as our country moves through a difficult transition to democratic restoration and economic recovery. As project…Read More »

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