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Look to Jesus By Hilda Austria   CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, but my excitement for it diminished since I got this infection in my pharynx with severe colds, that weakened my body and impaired my taste buds. How can I enjoy the celebration and all the feasts in my health condition? This made […]

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Basketball ‘Ending’ By Hilda Austria   CHRISTMAS is just a few days away. Aside from the usual decorations and lights, ‘dropballs’ are among the other attractions in “Perya” in barangays alongside fiesta celebrations. While, opposition to illegal gambling activities such as the widely known ‘Jueteng’ and the ‘dropball’ remain, a new craze is in town. […]

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Law enforcers as lawbreakers By Hilda M. Austria   DESPITE the clarification of the city legal officer of Dagupan to the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) on the right interpretation and implementation of the recently upheld ordinance 2013-2014, also known as the “Ordinance Instituting Certain Security Measures for the Protection of the Lives and […]

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Smoking ban anew By Hilda M. Austria   THE Department of Health (DOH) recently announced in its Facebook page the issuance of memorandum number 17 series of 2009 by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), prohibiting smoking (cigarettes) in government offices, catering to health, education and social welfare and development like hospitals, health centers, day care […]

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Of trees and roads By Hilda M. Austria   THE debate on the tree cutting along the Manila North Road (MNR) has already gone too far but the verdict for the remaining more than 700 trees will not likely be known probably after the 2016 elections. One side says the issue is apolitical since it […]

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Sex and the young By Hilda M. Austria   LET’S talk about sex and the young set as discussed by the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) 2013 study. As the study showed, to the young adults (YA), those aged 15-24 years old, sex is not a stranger to them. What was revealing was the […]

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The irony of September celebrations By Hilda M. Austria   SEPTEMBER–a month when the countdown to our long Christmas celebration begins; it is when we start to feel the Christmassy breeze. To the Department of Education (DepEd), it has been made the month of celebrating their noble profession, as educators. President Benigno Aquino III declared September […]

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Confused POSO and the public By Hilda M. Austria   The PUNCH’s previous week’s banner story reported the full blast implementation of the ordinance no. 2013-2014 otherwise known as the “Ordinance Instituting Certain Security Measures for the Protection of the Lives and Property of Dagupeños” which includes the controversial “Helmet Ordinance.” The ordinance initially met […]

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