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A living past in Kyoto

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When you pick up a travel book on Japan, one of the first sentences you’ll read is: “If you go to only one place in Japan, Kyoto should be it.”

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A Filipino Christmas story

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The old Liberty House in Honolulu, which has become Macy’s, was an iconic department store that was especially popular during the Christmas season.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

New era in Hawaii: gay union legalized

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As Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan) rained death and destruction on central Philippines on Nov. 8, an equally ferocious human storm was raging across the halls of the Hawaii State Legislature over the burning issue of same-sex marriage.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Creative, compelling, compassionate

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The Filipino community in Hawaii has lost one of its most prominent members with the recent death of Dr. Jorge G. Camara, famous eye surgeon and humanitarian whose extraordinary talents and path-breaking discoveries elicited international renown and numerous prestigious awards in his lifetime.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Costa Rican adventure

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At the risk of sounding like the tourism authority, I am making a strong pitch for Costa Rica as a “must-see country,” which is so different from other tourist destinations elsewhere—clean, green, pristine, peaceful and probably the only independent nation in the world that does not have a military, but more about that later.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Virata factor

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Much has been said about the naming of the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration in Diliman after former Prime Minister Cesar E.A. Virata.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hope for TNTs

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The US Senate recently passed (68-32) the much-debated immigration bill, which gives hope to hundreds of thousands of Filipino TNTs and millions of undocumented immigrants in America.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A tribute to O.D. Corpuz

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The recent passing of Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz, popularly known as O.D., saddens thousands of colleagues, scholars, and former students he had worked with in his long and productive career as one of the best minds the Philippine academia has produced.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gambling on the next pope

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As the College of Cardinals at the Vatican convenes for a secret vetting process to select retired Pope Benedict XVI’s successor, heavy betting is going on in the world outside. Gamblers betting on who the next pope will be? It seems outrageous, but you better believe it—and it’s not even in Las Vegas.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Death of Hawaii’s icon

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It was not a happy holiday season in Paradise. Even the heavens wept, remarked one observer on the rain that day as news that Hawaii’s senior US senator and beloved “godfather” had died swept the state one week before Christmas.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pearl Harbor revisited

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It has been 71 years since the “day of infamy” at Pearl Harbor that marked the beginning of an agonizing four years in the Pacific known as World War II.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why Romney lost

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Up until election day in the United States on Nov. 6, it seemed as though Barack Obama would be a one-term president.

Posted: November 15th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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