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Small beginnings

It is timely that as we re-enter into the Ordinary of the Year, our gospel reading presents the two parables of Mark on the kingdom of God. The first tells of the sower who scatters seeds which grow by themselves

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The dots in the map

How fortunate I was to catch the interview with Guiseppe Cardinal Versaldi yesterday on TV. It was a truly inspirational story and his interviewer, Elvira Go, just had the proper background and knowledgeability about the profession of priesthood to make

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Get the second dose!

An epidemiologist advising the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases warns that half of those who have received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose may be missing out on the second dose. Dr. John Wong, a member

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Designing our life’s game plan

We need to realize that each one of us has to make some kind of game plan for his life. And the simple reason is that our life has a purpose to achieve, a goal to attain, and all these

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What about the barangays and puroks

It was very enlightening to hear that the Department of Health had very good  words about the way Bacolod City has been  administering  the “roll-out” of vaccines in the city. And, unlike in some places where people seem  to be

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Continuing Independence

June 12, 1898 was the day the Philippines declared independence from Spain, from Emilio Aguinaldo’s home in Kawit, Cavite. The Philippine flag was officially unfurled for the first time as the March Nacional Filipina was played. Our country failed to

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Air quality

My previous article discussed the importance of improving ventilation and air quality in enclosed spaces, not only because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also because it is something we’ve been needing to address as we strive to improve the occupational

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He wants to go home!

Do you know what song comes to my mind whenever I see or hear reports about our President yearning to finish his term and go home to Davao? This will “date” me but it is the famous hit song of

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Indiscriminate

A former varsity football player and his cousin were killed by an improvised explosive device in Masbate City, Masbate on Sunday morning. Kieth Absalon, 21 and his cousin Nolven Absalon, 40, were on bicycles with their relatives when the IED

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Chastity and piety

The close, almost cause-and-effect relationship between chastity and piety should be known, appreciated, and pursued as early as possible. It can be as early as at the childhood stage, since as we are told in a Wadsworth poem, “the child

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Small beginnings

It is timely that as we re-enter into the Ordinary of the Year, our gospel reading presents the two parables of Mark on the kingdom of God. The first tells of the sower who scatters seeds which grow by themselves

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My previous article discussed the importance of improving ventilation and air quality in enclosed spaces, not only because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also because it is something we’ve been needing to address as we strive to improve the occupational

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