My father’s son

Hector Locsin Hofileña was born and spent his childhood in Silay. After finishing high school, he took his college studies in Manila, eventually becoming a lawyer. He raised his family here, but never forsook his roots. He made time to

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World AIDS Day 2020

On World AIDS Day 2020 that was celebrated with the theme “Global solidarity, resilient HIV services”, the World Health Organization called on global leaders and citizens to rally for “global solidarity” to overcome the challenges posed by Covid-19 on the

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Just look at the bright side

Women of the Philippines! Aren’t you glad you are living in this country and not in Saudi Arabia? Just as I was writing this, news came out of TV that a women’s rights  defender had been sent to what they

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Heroes

Yesterday’s holiday was Bonifacio Day but, if my instincts serve me well, 95 percent of Filipinos probably did absolutely nothing to commemorate the life, ideals, and death of Andres Bonifacio. To be fair, it is hard to blame our apathy

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Underutilized

The Department of Finance revealed in a report from the Bureau of Treasury that only less than a third of the replenishable P1-billion People’s Survival Fund for climate adaptation projects made available five years ago had been tapped by local

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Revolutionary

          Andres Bonifacio was born on November 30, 1863 in Tondo, Manila. He lost both parents to TB by the time he was 19 years old and had to forego his dreams of a college education as he had to

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A Merry Christmas, after all

          Today, November 30, is Bonifacio Day in the Philippines, and is one of our  most popular holidays. It celebrates the birth date of one of our most revered heroes, one who had given his life for the cause of 

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Law and Covid

          *This column aims to expound on legal concepts and laws which may easily be relatable to the general public. How will it directly affect their lives? Law is not reserved for the rich and powerful and ought to be

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Quarantine meandering

          One of the saddest scenes I have seen on TV lately was that of a newly built cemetery said to have been set up especially for victims of COVID. The place was very green, very fresh  and seemed to

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Bridges and walls, unity in diversity

          We are meant to love everyone, even including our enemies.           Christ said so. He even offered forgiveness to those who crucified him. And that’s simply because, irrespective of how we are individually and among each other, we are

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