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Goodbyes Are Not Forever By Johanne R. Macob   IT has been about four years since I first wrote my article for this column as a regular member of the Sunday Punch Family. Though such opportunity already came as a surprise, it came as more surprising on my part that I would end up ‘owning’ […]

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Here comes his SONA By Johanne R. Macob   TOMORROW, Monday, July 25, we will all be hearing and seeing a very fresh take of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) event. This is not merely because we have a new president, but more so, because the new president apparently wants a ‘fresh’ take […]

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Hail, education! By Johanne R. Macob   In two weeks time, I’d be wearing my ‘sablay’ again to graduate for my Master’s Degree. Though the graduation is not a complete surprise, for it has been a result of a five-semester or a two-and-a-half-year perseverance, I still couldn’t   help but be overwhelmed and share such happiness […]

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Meaningful youth participation  By Johanne R. Macob   ONE noteworthy fact I learned from covering several oath-taking ceremonies in previous weeks was the fact that a number of, if not many, elected officials such as mayors, vice mayors, and councilors were once Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials. They credited the SK for the leadership trainings it provided and prepared them for their current posts. Taking the politicians’ […]

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We are needed By Johanne R. Macob   I JUST came home from covering the inaugural of our new set of provincial leaders. The new president and vice president of the Republic also just finished taking their respective oaths. Somehow, it’s a relief knowing that the tension during the campaign and election is really over. […]

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YOLO! By Johanne R. Macob   “You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” GOT that quote from a book I am so in love with, which was eventually given a movie adaptation. A few days ago, a good friend and I watched the film, and like […]

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We’re not ready for K-12 By Johanne R. Macob   DURING our internship days, my three classmates and I took turns in writing for this column. I remember one of the column articles I wrote was about the K to 12 (K-12) program. I have always been irresolute about the program, noting the long-existing problems […]

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Of OJTs and Irregularities By Johanne R. Macob   FIVE years ago, I had my internship in The PUNCH. The internship program that I and my classmates experienced had been satisfactory, with no irregularity issues raised. Thanks to the guidelines observed by both our higher education institution (HEI) and the host training establishment (HTE). Our […]

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Make it a Rated ‘PG’ By Johanne R. Macob   BOARD members of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) were here in the province recently to promote the advocacy of responsible viewing. They underscored the power that each person has in choosing which television program or film to watch in order to […]

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