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A Day in the Life of a Jeepney Driver

eepney drivers work long days and endure a lot of difficulties in their struggle to eke out a daily living. At the end of the day, however, their earnings are far from enough to afford basic necessities. (Read story…)

Posted 9 years ago by

Risking their Lives to Bring Health Services to the Poor in Remote Areas

Even as they provide much-needed health services in far-flung areas, community health workers (CHWs) are not spared from being targets of the military’s counter-insurgency campaign. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, two CHWs shared how they risk their lives just to be able to continue serving the poor. Their stories reveal how soldiers from the Armed Forces 

Posted 9 years ago by

The Ugly Canadian; Globalizing Philippine Mining

(Last of a 3-part series of articles that first appeared in The Philippine News Today published in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) By Ted Alcuitas Barrick Gold’s takeover of Placer Dome Inc., which will be finalized on Jan. 19, 2006, has thrown a monkey wrench to the civil suit filed in Nevada by the Province of 

Posted 11 years ago by

The Ugly Canadian

Special Report on the Mining Industry in the Philippines (First two of a 3-part series of articles that first appeared in The Philippine News Today published in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) By Ted Alcuitas (It has been close to 40 years since Placer Dome first signed a deal with President Ferdinand Marcos to open Marcopper 

Posted 11 years ago by

Demonyong Banyaga at si JR

Ni Soliman I. Urduja Sa Timpalak Walang Utak. Host: Sino ang pambansang bayani ng Pilipinas? Contestant: Wala bang clue? Host: Ang mga unang titik ng kanyang pangalan ay JR. Contestant: (Mabilis pa sa alas kuwatro) Jeric Raval! Host: Hindi! Isa siyang doktor. Contestant: (‘Sing talas ng kidlat) Dr. Jeric Raval! Host: Hindi! Matagal na siyang 

Posted 12 years ago by