Thoughts on Turning Five

Thoughts on Turning Five

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FOUR years ago, OpinYon started from the belief of a group of friends in media that there was need for a paper that will educate the people of economic impact of all the confused political issues.

Ray Junia, publisher of OpinYon met with political writers like Liggoy Alcuaz, Mentong Laurel and Erick San Juan to validate the findings that still there was very little attention given to…

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THE appointment of former senator Francisco Pangilinan as Presidential assistant for food security…

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By Miguel Raymundo

THE appointment of former senator Francisco Pangilinan as Presidential assistant for food security and agricultural modernization raised a lot of questions back in May. And, almost three months after being named de facto Agriculture Secretary, Kiko still has nothing to show for it.

While the competence and public service record of Pangilinan may not be questionable, it is…

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GAMECHANGER : Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

GAMECHANGER : Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

Peace Warrior: Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

A princess bringing about peace in her land sounds like fairy-tale, but for Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, this is her real-life modern story.

Born as a Maranao Princess, Bai Rohaniza’s early understanding of war into a determination to see peace come to Mindanao and the Philippines, and her deep involvement in this agenda makes her a source of…

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GAMECHANGER : Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

GAMECHANGER : Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

Peace Warrior: Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

A princess bringing about peace in her land sounds like fairy-tale, but for Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, this is her real-life modern story.

Born as a Maranao Princess, Bai Rohaniza’s early understanding of war into a determination to see peace come to Mindanao and the Philippines, and her deep involvement in this agenda makes her a source of…

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Charter Change: PNoy’s Pandora’s Box

Charter Change: PNoy’s Pandora’s Box

Gerry Cornejo | Columnist

In Greek mythology, the myth of Pandora’s box is considered one of the most descriptive myths of human behavior.  Ancient Greeks used this myth not only to depict the weaknesses of humans, but also to address the question of why evil exists in the world.

According to myth, Pandora was the first woman on Earth created by gods, each one of them gave her a gift, thus,…

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ONLINE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES

ONLINE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES

Ike Señeres | Columnist

It is really ironic that the Philippines is supposedly the texting capital of the world, and yet we are not using our text messaging infrastructure to deliver public services to the broader masses of our people. No, I am neither talking about Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) nor mobile web messaging via the internet. I am talking about pure and simple Short Messaging…

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PH Consulate General in Toronto Strengthens Economic Diplomacy

PH Consulate General in Toronto Strengthens Economic Diplomacy

THE Philippine Consulate General in Toronto actively pursued its economic diplomacy program as it welcomed a visiting delegation of Filipino businessmen from the Canadian Chamber (CANCHAM) of Commerce in the Philippines August 16.

Highlight of the visit was a multi-cultural and trade exhibit, “Filipinas Expo 2014” which was held in downtown Toronto’s Metro Convention Center.

Philippine Consul…

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DA: Corn is 2015’s ‘champion crop’

DA: Corn is 2015’s ‘champion crop’

Andrea Lim | Reporter

Corn, it appears, is next year’s ‘champion crop’, largely made feasible because of the government’s farm mechanization and seed banking initiatives.

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala said that the Philippines is already on the threshold of corn self-sufficiency, and it is a big boost that corn can now be harvested the whole year round because of modern…

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PH agriculture grew in first half of 2014

PH agriculture grew in first half of 2014

Andrea Lim | Reporter

The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced that the country’s agriculture industry is on its way to a sustained recovery after last year’s series of calamities as it claimed an 11.26% growth in terms of value and a 1.81% growth in terms of volume for the first half of 2014.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said that the farming and fishing industry grossed…

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