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It’s graduation time By Johanne R. Macob “THERE’S a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’ It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over- and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a […]

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Save our aquaculture industry By Johanne R. Macob   THE ten-day celebration of the Pista’y Dayat (sea festival) in our beloved Pangasinan culminated a few days ago. The celebration, showcasing the natives’ talents and skills, hailed the bounty and beauty of the seas. Ironically, while the goodness of the seas is being honored, the Philippine […]

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Be wiser than the candidates By Johanne R. Macob   IF elections were a series, we can say that we’re nearing the last few episodes. In a few days, we will be electing a new set of leaders, with the promise of new hope for this country, for our communities. So again and again, please, […]

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Pista’y Dayat lamet! By Johanne R. Macob   I WAS drawn earlier to write about the overbearing presidential bets’ issues since my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with them. But then I remembered that I’ve told myself to wait for the last presidential debate to make up my mind about my views and decision on […]

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My President By Johanne R. Macob   IN three weeks, we will be electing our next set of leaders who, as we pray, will propel our town, our province, our country’s development. However, if truth be told, I am still not decided who to vote for the nation’s highest post. I have a list prepared […]

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Promoting Pangasinan’s treasures By Johanne R. Macob   ON the 436th founding anniversary of our beloved province, the dream of establishing the Center for Pangasinan Studies (CPS) was realized, thanks to the initiative of the provincial government and the assistance of the University of the Philippines (UP), the Pangasinan Historical and Cultural Commission, and the […]

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Post Grad Speech By Johanne R. Macob   MY Facebook newsfeed has been filled with graduation/recognition/completion posts the past days. There were by proud parents who uploaded numerous pictures of their kids along with medals/ribbons/certificates and other proofs of achievement; by graduates themselves who shared grad pictures showing them mostly with their friends. And there […]

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The real indicator By Johanne Macob   THE presentation of the administration seems to be very obsessed with the idea of the Philippines’ increasing gross domestic product (GDP) or gross national product (GNP). If I’m not mistaken, every State of the Nation Address by the President always has a portion dedicated to showing how the […]

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