The good and ugly sides of Filipinos in disasters like Taal

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Disasters like that of Taal Volcano’s eruption have a way of bringing out the sharing, compassionate and good nature of Filipinos who brave all obstacles just to be able to help their fellowmen.

 

But they also bring out the demon in Filipinos like the profiteers (of face masks), the naysayers and those who criticize needlessly using legitimate avenues like the House of Representatives (which is seeking to belittle and pick on the alleged lapses of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in forewarning the people about the looming eruption), those…

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NEDA says poverty to be halved by 2022, but how?

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia forecast that poverty rate would be halved at the end of the Duterte administration in 2022. Exactly how this can be done considering the successive and massive destructions caused by natural calamities, which combined has dented not just infrastructure but also food security.

 

Pernia (who usually has credible sound bites) said “this would be the first time in history that the poverty rate will be halved in just six years, a significant contribution and achievement of this administration.”

 

This is in line with the…

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Molding Global Youth Leaders

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

 

The youth of Pampanga were asked to be aware and be involved in saving the planet, which their generation and those to come later will habituate, to ensure the sustainability and usefulness of resources.

 

The call was made by the National Climate Change Commission, which presented the current state of the environment and how much worse it would get if no positive changes are taken to forestall its deterioration.

 

The Global Youth Summit, held last Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga, sought to create change leaders among Pampanga’s youth to…

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Former professionals are key to renaissance in farming

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

What started as hobby for some is now becoming serious business for other former professionals, who it seems are leading the renaissance to farming.

 

This became evident with the recent “graduation” and awarding of qualifying certifications to about 50 participants in the SM Foundation Inc.’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) farmers’ training program last December, who were handed these important papers by the Technical Education for Skills Development Authority (TESDA) at the St. Isidore “the farmer” Learning Center in Sta. Ana, Pampanga.

 

The certifications qualify them to take the next…

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Former professionals are key to renaissance in farming

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

What started as hobby for some is now becoming serious business for other former professionals, who it seems are leading the renaissance to farming.

 

This became evident with the recent “graduation” and awarding of qualifying certifications to about 50 participants in the SM Foundation Inc.’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) farmers’ training program last December, who were handed these important papers by the Technical Education for Skills Development Authority (TESDA) at the St. Isidore “the farmer” Learning Center in Sta. Ana, Pampanga.

 

The certifications qualify them to take the next…

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