Monday, May 27, 2019
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Padilla: Media influence during the elections
AS ALWAYS, post-election offers an interesting area for study. The current one tendered the end of dynasties of massive political stalwarts like the Eusebios in Pasig, Ejercitos in San Juan, Hagedorns in Palawan and the Floirendos in Davao del Norte.But ...
From 6 days ago
Padilla: Post-election thoughts
THE circus would have ended today but I bet there would still be discordant echoes after the election dust has settled. This election has shown us that politics make strange bedfellows. Others see the uncomfortable alliances as forging peace and ...
From 13 days ago
Padilla: Easter’s promise
MY EASTER egg was delivered on a Good Friday and cracked open with good news about a friend’s health. Sam’s viral load has recently lowered to 47 copies/milliliter. For most HIV tests used today, fewer than 50 copies of HIV ...
From 34 days ago
Mindanao Pearl Museum in Davao City
“Baroque pearls are the real pearls”I RAISED my eyebrows when I heard this not because I am a pearl expert but because I have always thought that a round pearl was the real, if not, the perfect pearl. But the ...
From 46 days ago
Padilla: Rants of a summer Grinch
WHENI was still teaching I relished summer only because it meant less teaching load or a two-month vacation and having time for myself. But other than that I did not enjoy summer.I could not understand why we would relish that ...
From 48 days ago
Padilla: Visiting Ayoke
THE plan was to witness the 6th Bugsay Mindanao Paddle for Peace in Cortes, Surigao del Sur on March 17 along with people from Rare, a marine conservation group based in the Philippines.But to maximize resources it was also decided ...
From 62 days ago
Padilla: It’s our month, women!
MARCH is international women’s month and March 8 being the international women’s day.The force majeure in this celebration was recognizing women’s right to suffrage in countries like Russia. On March 8, 1917 in Petrograd, Russia, women textile workers launched a ...
From 83 days ago
Padilla: Where fish is forever
AT ANY interview, Mayor Alfredo Coro II of Del Carmen, Siargao will always say that his municipality has the largest contiguous mangrove in the Philippines.“Contiguous” meaning that the clusters of mangroves are attached to each other making it appear from ...
From 90 days ago
Padilla: Spirit of Siargao
I TOLD myself a long time ago that if I were Bill Gates-rich, I would buy myself an island. A week ago I found that island but I am dirt poor. That island is Siargao.This small island off the coast ...
From 97 days ago
Padilla: Dealing with HIV
MY JANUARY seems to be spot on with the predictions in my Chinese astrology -- that it would be a tough year. Yet what makes it amusing, so far, is how the shocking has become a blessing in ways that ...
From 124 days ago