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The cost of human life
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Really, how much does one human life cost? For all other things, even for living ones, this is a fairly easy question to answer. You buy a pig, cow, or chicken, based on the meat you get from them.
The concept of Geometric or exponential progression
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Discussions on the COVID-19 pandemic invariably include or turn into the notions of geometric or exponential progression or growth.
The COVID-19 rollercoaster
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
In the first month of 2021, COVID-19 cases are rising in the Cebu cities and province and rising fast.
A personal COVID-19 perspective (Part 2 of 2)
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The first part of this article may be summed up in a statement published on the website of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which states, “There...
A personal COVID-19 perspective (Part 1 of 2)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
As of 4:35 pm CET (Central European Time), 17 January 2021, there have been 93,194,922 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2,014,729 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization.
New Year’s resolutions
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
A lot of people have actually given up making them. Maybe the prospect of often failing has discouraged many.
Quo vadis, Metro Cebu
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s the first week of the year and it is a good time to take stock on asking what Metro Cebu’s mobility will be in the near and distant future.
The good news of Christmas
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Christmas can mean differently to many people. We have associated many things with it since it happened.
The right response to Christmas
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Celebrated as it is much today, only a few people knew and appreciated the birth of Jesus two millennia ago – when the eternal God became man, borne out of his deepest love for man.
Christmas and eternity
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 8, 2020 - 12:00am
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Our eternal God is there before eternity past, and he created the world and the universe for man to live in, with him.
12 years of Cebu BRT…
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bus Rapid Transit quest first started when then Cebu City mayor, Tomas Osmeña, requested assistance from the Public-Private Infrastructure Assistance Facility on April 20, 2008.
Teaching people about biking
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Two Facebook posts caught my attention yesterday.
The non-Christmas songs
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
On our bi-monthly Zoom get-together, my high school classmates commented about how early the Christmas has come this year, despite the pandemic.
Strange things happening with DOTr
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
It started with the social distancing in transit.
Transit in the new normal (Part 2): Work hours
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s very easy to be tempted to attempt and revise transit infrastructure and systems by simply taking the social distancing requirements and do the mathematical processes to compute for demand, peak and non-peak...
Transit in the new normal (Part 1)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
As we enter the 9th month of the Covid-19 pandemic, reckoned from the time it became world news in January, we’re still nowhere being definite on what the future of Mobility will be after this global change....
COVID-19 a wake-up call for transit
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
If there’s anything we can call good about the almost-a-year Covid-19 pandemic, it’s the realization that no matter how advanced our civilization really became, there were really things which we weren’t...
Transit service contracting for laymen – Part 3: Challenges to overcome
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
We introduced the concept service contracting last week, in lieu of the traditional franchising and antiquated fare-collection business model we had for decades.
Transit service contracting for laymen (Part 2): Service contracting
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week we laid out the existing “traditional system” of how transit services are provided by government.
Transit service contracting for laymen (Part 1): The existing system
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Our discussion in the previous topic of government subsidies for public transportation will easily segue into the concept of service contracting schemes for transit, since this would be the easiest way for subsidies...
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