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Deepest darkness

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Some days ago, an American professor at Harvard Divinity School caused quite a stir by claiming to have come into the possession of a fragment of an ancient scroll that seemed to indicate that Jesus Christ was married. There’s a part there, says Karen King, that says, “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife.’”

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Couple of things

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The first has to do with Mar Roxas. He’s been busy the last few days making his presence felt in Leyte and the other places devastated by “Yolanda.” Since his arrival in Leyte last Thursday, he has distributed P1 billion to the typhoon-stricken areas. That is not the end of it, he said. There’s more to come, the government having earmarked P4 billion for them under the Grassroots Participatory Budget Process, a new program.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Redemption

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The timing of the second Pacquiao-Bradley fight was fraught with symbolism. As far as I know, this was the first time Manny Pacquiao fought on Palm Sunday (our time), and I thought we’d either get an early Easter or an early Good Friday. We’d either be sent to heights of jubilation or depths of despair.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sour grapes

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The problem is not that Al Vitangcol has failed miserably to provide decent service to the train-riding public in Metro Manila. The problem is that he has been accused by no less than the ambassador of a fairly decent European country of trying to extort money from a Czech firm.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Unfair game

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As impunity goes, the murder of Rubylita Garcia ranks way up there. Garcia was a 52-year-old reporter who had worked for Remate for more than 20 years.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

It won’t go away

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Edwin Lacierda does not want Al Vitangcol to go on leave and says Vitangcol has earlier done that to give way to an inquiry. Which is all very fine except for one thing: Vitangcol is the general manager of the Metro Rail System, and the one that conducted the inquiry where he went on leave was the Department of Transportation and Communications itself. Naturally, it found him innocent of the crime.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dealing with God

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It’s astonishing how China, despite becoming the second most powerful nation in the world, continues to harbor a parochial outlook. It’s astonishing how China, despite heralding the wave of the future, at least compared to the United States which is in the throes of decline, remains trapped in the past. It’s astonishing how China, despite being in a position to become a shaper of the world, barely understands the world.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Jail ’em

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Jinggoy Estrada scoffed at TG Guingona’s announcement last Tuesday, saying it fitted well April Fools’ Day.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Tuloy Poe kayo’

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I had been telling friends I’d use that line in a column one of these days. I wouldn’t endorse a specific presidential candidate, I’d just set out “general principles” about the next president I want.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

David and Goliath, sort of

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Malcolm Gladwell, the guy who made “tipping point” a byword ages ago, has an interesting thesis in “David and Goliath.” The traditional way we understand “David and Goliath” is that it is a drastically unequal fight between an awesome party and a puny one. Which, in the Biblical case at least, had the surprising, and happy, result of the fight being won by the puny one, David.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Heart of the matter

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It’s one of those fortitude-challenging predicaments in this country that you don’t just have to win once, you have to win them again and again. Reproductive Health (RH) is one of them.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Historic

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I can understand the jubilation of the people of Muslim Mindanao, which some of them expressed with much weeping, at the prospect of the guns being stilled once and for all in their corner of the world. I myself caught a glimpse of the cost of the war a long time ago when I talked to a 12-year-old boy ages ago.

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

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