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Mario: An Ondoy Sequel

A flashback to September 2009, Typhoon Ondoy made contact with the Philippines and was considered to be the most devastating typhoon to have hit the country.

Internationally called “Ketsana”, Ondoy is recorded to have been the cause of the worst case of flooding in the Philippines, bringing at least 106 people to the list of dead and missing.

Today, again on September, felt like a sequel to the tragedy of Ondoy as Manila is greeted by what seems to be the strongest typhoon of the year 2014, Typhoon Mario.

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Minimum wage on Philippine Economy

By: Cristine Ann B. Parungao

 

The number of workers settling on the minimum wage is increasing every year. Most of these individuals are believe to be younger and less educated. They are the individuals who may need cash in a short term basis and prefer to work without sufficient benefits.

But is there an effect on how the minimum wage affects the country’s economy? According to a study of Leonardo A. Lanzona, Jr. on the “Effects of minimum wage on the Philippines economy”, “Minimum wages, more than other forms of regulation, are more directly associated with unemployment.”

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A Pork-Free Monday at Luneta

By: Carissa Palpal-latoc

 Featured Photo by: Cristine Parungao

 

MANILA- From a distance, you can hear the laughter of children playing around the fields of Luneta park, while their families are gathered around on a picnic mat in an area of their own. Nearby, is a crowd gathered in prayer as they participate in the Holy Mass. The joyous scene of children playing and adults praying is not a tell-tale sign that something big is about to happen, but the signs of protests everywhere says otherwise.

What is known to be Rizal’s death place became the ground for a new movement of the Anti-Pork protestors as they mark the 1st anniversary of the Million People March.

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