Author Archives: FIDES AVELLANOSA

2 weeks ago

The Tenement in Iligan’s Bara-as Street

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The Tenement in Iligan’s Bara-as Street

The owner of the house along Bara-as Street in Iligan City might have envisioned her or his house as a beautiful structure built from the sweat from long hours of work in a foreign land and several years of being away from family and homeland. She or he could have thought of that house as the ultimate reward for the sacrifices made abroad.

4 weeks ago

Why many farmers are against Golden Rice testing

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Why many farmers are against Golden Rice testing

Farmer-scientist group Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura or MASIPAG in the Science City of Muñoz warn against the Philippine Rice Research Institute’s (PhilRice) renewed push to open field test and feed test of Golden Rice.

1 month ago

Attracting positive vibes, teaching good values

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Attracting positive vibes, teaching good values

We, Filipinos have an odd way of commemorating the loss of our dear departed. If one takes a cursory look over the world.wide.web, during the past two days, it would seem that we are the only “Christian” world that spends so much time over lost opportunities.

1 month ago

Everyday is World Hunger Day

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Everyday is World Hunger Day

I saw on television an official of the PCOO distributing slippers and food packs to a poor community somewhere in the national capital region yesterday, and I thought, nothing has really changed. It’s the same old make-believe that we have seen the past administrations had done to show that they “care” for the poor.

2 months ago

The intolerant has no place in public service

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The intolerant has no place in public service

Time and again we have been choosing our leaders among the “least evil”, and we settle for the “less corrupt”. We thought our choices were enough, and so we go out and exercise our right to suffrage believing that we have done our duty like we should, faithful to the sanctity of the ballot.

2 months ago

Grim scenarios if US launches nuclear war

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Grim scenarios if US launches nuclear war

Not even the crazed United States President Trump whose multibillion-dollar business empire could bring him to another planet haven, away from the contamination of radiation and save himself if his dirty finger presses the nuclear button.

2 months ago

The perils being faced by Lumad educators

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The perils being faced by Lumad educators

They say being a teacher is a sublime calling, because the forming human faculties with knowledge and skills that would make it beneficial to society is no small thing and is a very challenging undertaking. For one, it is unlike the regular office job wherein one is only required to render at least eight hours of service each day.