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Resignation By Hilda Austria   JOURNALISM has been my dream profession since my elementary days, although the passion for it was only ignited when I was in college. It was then when I thought it was just about being seen in the television or heard on the radio or reading your name on the newspaper, […]

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Election fever By Hilda Austria   OUR vote-rich province Pangasinan has been a favorite place to visit by politicians vying for national elective positions for 2016 election. The most recent visitor was Senator Grace Poe, who admitted it was a plain visit to Dagupan City and San Carlos City, hometown of his late father Fernando […]

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Preparing for the worst By Hilda Austria   AFTER the deadly earthquake in Nepal that killed thousands of lives, our Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) was alarmed by the possibility of the “Big One”, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that will originate from the West Valley Fault along the eastern side of Metro Manila […]

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Deadly Rabies By Hilda Austria   THE twelve recorded deaths in the province due to rabies in the first quarter of this year alarmed the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) board members and prompted them to pass a resolution urging local government units (LGUs) down to the barangay officials to intensify their anti-rabies campaign. Fear of stray […]

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Prostitution By Hilda Austria   PROSTITUTION, considered as the oldest profession especially for women who think there are no other means to make their both ends meet, is still around today in many cities and towns including my city. A friend from Arellano Bani Dagupan City told me prostitution in this side of the city […]

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Threats to the nation’s peace By Hilda Austria THE ISIS, a religious extremist or terrorist group, recently released a video beheading 21 Egyptian Christians with a threat to shed more blood in the nations of the cross. Although the interpretation for the term ‘nations of the cross’ used is unclear, whether it was intended for […]

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Nursing as a vocation By Hilda Austria   NURSING as a profession has never been a choice for me because, firstly their uniform easily gets dirty, secondly I don’t like seeing blood and third, I don’t think I have the patience to bear strangers pains due to illness and their family’s suffering. During college, I saw […]

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Of death and peace By Hilda Austria   THE whole nation was shocked and grieved with the massacre of some 44 Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) members in Mamansapano Maguindanao last January 25. After the incident, many questions were raised. Who holds the responsibility for the aftermath of a supposed serving of […]

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What I learned from SK By Hilda Austria   SINCE no law has bee passed directing the postponement Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election period, SK elections will now be held on February 28, 2015. As a former SK chairman, I am glad the election for the representatives of the youth sector will push through however I am […]

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My New Year’s Resolution By Hilda Austria   LOOKING back, last December was probably the saddest Christmas season I had so far. I got pharyngitis and my mother was hospitalized due to dengue (thank God she is well now) while some persons close to me also fell ill. But, it was the death of a […]

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