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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A fad for a good cause

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A fad for a good cause

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TODAY’S fad is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis described in a..

August 27, 2014
Filipina human rights activist refused entry in India

Filipina human rights activist refused entry in India

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WHAT’S wrong with working for a world where no one becomes a desaparecido? Apparently some people in India..

August 22, 2014
5 possible reasons why PNoy floated Chacha and term extension

5 possible reasons why PNoy floated Chacha and term extension

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FACED with overwhelming opposition to a Charter Change to allow President Aquino to extend his term beyond 2016,..

August 18, 2014
Listen to your mother

Listen to your mother

   BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS HAD former President Cory Aquino not died on Aug. 1, 2009, her son, Benigno Aquino III would not be in..

August 15, 2014
Aquino satisfaction rating plunge: The calm before the storm

Aquino satisfaction rating plunge: The calm before the storm

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS       TAKE note that the Social Weather Stations survey showing a 16- point plunge in net satisfaction for..

August 13, 2014
11 facts that render bribery allegations vs Harry Roque ridiculous

11 facts that render bribery allegations vs Harry Roque ridiculous

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE murderous Ampatuans must be enjoying the spectacle of the prosecutors in the Maguindanao massacre destroying..

August 11, 2014
Thoughts of a lawyer’s wife  on the latest Ampatuan massacre controversy

Thoughts of a lawyer’s wife on the latest Ampatuan massacre controversy

  By MYLAH REYES ROQUE TODAY, I write about the man I am married to but who I barely talk about or refer to in the social media –..

August 8, 2014
Good hygiene—the weapon vs Ebola virus

Good hygiene—the weapon vs Ebola virus

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE president of a national physicians organization is reminding the public to practice good hygiene as one of..

August 4, 2014
Antidote to DAP-inspired abuses: FOI

Antidote to DAP-inspired abuses: FOI

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE P2.6 trillion 2015 budget submitted by Malacanang to Congress will institutionalize the practices in the..

August 2, 2014
Aquino accepts SC decision on DAP, submits supplemental budget

Aquino accepts SC decision on DAP, submits supplemental budget

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS PRESIDENT Aquino asked Congress approval of a supplemental budget Malacanang is submitting in what many see as..

July 29, 2014
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