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Lampedusa, island and symbol

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Lampedusa? Where/what is that? If you are wondering, you are not the only one as the local press has been resoundingly silent about the very first trip of Pope Francis away from the confines of Rome. It was not to his own Buenos Aires or some other great city, not to millions waiting to see him at some elaborately planned World Youth Day.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

One of the 9 percent

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I write as one of the 9.2 percent of adult Catholics in the Philippines who, according to the recent Social Weather Stations survey, have sometimes thought of leaving the Catholic Church. These instances occurred mostly in the “bad old days” before Cardinal Jaime Sin gave a new face to the Archdiocese of Manila. There have […]

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

My Christmas card

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Will the Prince of Peace come to the Philippines this Christmas? My fear is that He may pass by, but only for a moment, as the nasty fighting over the reproductive health bill—or the aftermath of a divisive vote in the House—embitters the nation.

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

Innovation needed in informal-settler housing

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It takes more than presidential will and money to make a propoor initiative succeed. Apart from having an efficient and honest implementing bureaucracy that understands the purpose of the reform, innovation is a major ingredient of success. Without it, implementing institutions are bound to magnify what is wrong with the existing systems and make the problem worse. Innovation is the hallmark of reform.

Posted: March 19th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Letting a giant into the house

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“What goes around comes around.”  Some years ago, two rather burly-looking men, escorted by a young Filipina, were in my office making a pitch for “responsible mining.” They represented an association of international mining companies. Apparently I had been identified as an “unfriendly” who might be won over. After listening to their pitch, I suggested […]

Posted: November 7th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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