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Lotto by the numbers

Lotto by the numbers

By Giovanni Tapang, Ph.D. The pot for the Grandlotto 6/55 prize remained elusive as of last Monday’s draw. It has risen already to around P574 million last time and would…

Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs): Temporary, Diversionary and Indefensible

Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs): Temporary, Diversionary and Indefensible

The retrogressive character of the CCTs is most of all defined by its defense of neoliberal macroeconomic policies. The larger ‘social protection’ budget is going to be used to mitigate…

Teaching physics from first principles

Teaching physics from first principles

By Dr. Giovanni Tapang, Ph.D. Part 1 Around this time each year, the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) meets for its annual physics convention and congress. The convention has been…

Guns, Goons, and Gold

Guns, Goons, and Gold

By Alex Tizon Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Knight Fellow, International Center for Journalists MASBATE: This is supposed to be the geographic center of the Philippines, but it’s also one…