ROSES AND THORNS
Barangay Development Plan
by Pia Roces Morato - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Budget and Management explains that the need to prepare a barangay development plan or BDP is in agreement with the budgeting principle that “local government budgets shall operationalize...
A born fighter
by Pia Roces Morato - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Born in 1978, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Manny was raised in a poor family and everyday, he prayed hard for a better life.
A Gentleman’s Agreement
by Pia Roces Morato - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A gentleman’s agreement is an unwritten agreement backed only by the integrity of the people involved.
The Republic and Manila Bay
by Pia Roces Morato - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
In 2019, the DENR under the leadership of Secretary Roy Cimatu launched what was dubbed as the “Battle for Manila Bay” which brought together more than 5,000 participants including other agencies tasked...
Let’s talk about okra
by Pia Roces Morato - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture recently announced that the Philippines has started to ship okra to Japan, resulting in much needed additional income for our farmers especially in the time of a pandemic.
Reopening the economy in safety
by Pia Roces Morato - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In a recent interview with DTI Secretary Mon Lopez, I had the chance to discuss with him the programs spearheaded by the agency in terms of reviving the Philippine economy despite the pandemic.
On ‘Q’ with Chinese Ambassador Huang
by Pia Roces Morato - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
In a recent interview on Q105.1, a station dedicated to the youth and perhaps, also the forever young at heart, an interview with the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines was one that will be remembered to be enlightening,...
The Philippines-China connection
by Pia Roces Morato - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The ties between the Philippines and China are anchored on strengthening and fostering a positive relationship achieved especially through trade.
Physically fit in a crisis
by Pia Roces Morato - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Being cooped up all day has taken a toll on most aspects of our lives, including our physical routines.
The youth in media
by Pia Roces Morato - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
It is very apparent that media is part of every child’s life and media literacy in our curriculum will play a very crucial role in the new normal more than ever.
Creativity in education
by Pia Roces Morato - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
It takes a whole lot of creativity when it comes to education and the days ahead will prove just how creative both our teachers and learners can be.
On riders and safety
by Pia Roces Morato - August 7, 2020 - 12:00am
In a recent show I found out that 95 percent of motorcycle riders have not gotten the much needed education in terms of road rules and safety.
An exclusive with Sen. Christopher ‘Bong’ Go
by Pia Roces Morato - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 114 institutionalizing the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program.
An exclusive with Sen. Christopher ‘Bong’ Go
by Pia Roces Morato - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
It was indeed a pleasure to have had the chance to get insights from a Senator who has done more than expected as a legislator in his first term in office.
Simple joys
by Pia Roces Morato - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Quarantine has helped many of us make realizations that have all boiled into what we call simple joys.
Sovereignty and respect
by Pia Roces Morato - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
By now we know that each state is free to direct its own fate. This sums up in a nutshell what sovereignty means.
The science behind bashing
by Pia Roces Morato - July 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The urban dictionary defines bashing as the attack on somebody or something on sight. Nowadays however, bashing is happening on “site” and social media is the battlefield.
Education and the economy
by Pia Roces Morato - July 3, 2020 - 12:00am
With everyone still struggling in the midst of a pandemic, education efforts face one of the biggest threats as many learners are deciding not to stay in school.
Rehabilitation and its benefits
by Pia Roces Morato - June 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Political will has proven that when things need to get cleaned up, it can be done. Such was the case of Boracay and the administration’s efforts to transform it into what it was once upon a time.
Viva la Cerveza San Miguel
by Pia Roces Morato - June 20, 2020 - 12:00am
As the local business sector bids farewell to Señor Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, one of the most influential figures in our country, I can’t help but revisit our history to see where it all...
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