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I WAS in the bathroom when the first strong “linog” (earthquake) happened and I joked about it with a friend -- of running out of the house naked causing more havoc than the linog. But that joke was the last ...
From 7 days ago
Padilla: When politicians play doctor
WITH diseases like polio, diphtheria, measles coming back one sees how politics is ruining everybody's lives, no make that, how politics is killing us. Although there are existing anti-vaxxers, the case against Dengvaxia amplified the anti-vax attitude and dangerously so ...
From 28 days ago
Padilla: What’s with the SOGIE bill?
LET me begin with what the SOGIE bill is not. It is not about same-sex marriage and it is not about changing the sex indicated in the birth certificate. Now, after having said that, let’s do the specifics.SOGIE stands for ...
From 49 days ago
Padilla: Enchanting Bongao
THERE’S always something different when one stays in an island. Maybe it is the isolation or the idea that you can actually travel from end to end in measured time. Stunning sunrises and sunsets come aplenty with the seascapes but ...
From 98 days ago
Padilla: Gender and the ocean
JUNE 8 was World Ocean’s Day and the United Nations has designated this year’s theme as “Gender and the Ocean”. The theme highlights the important role gender equality has to play in ensuring effective conservation of our oceans, seas and ...
From 154 days ago
Padilla: Lost in acronyms
RECENTLY, I have been asking myself if I have been sleeping like Rip Van Winkle or have been staying awake too long that my mind has shrunk because I could not understand the conversations around me. The language is familiar ...
From 161 days ago
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 175 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 182 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 203 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 215 days ago