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The quotable Pope: 7 ‘astonishing’ statements

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Reading various interviews that Pope Francis has granted since at least 2009 (when he was still archbishop of Buenos Aires), I have realized that behind the pastor with the common touch is a priest of deep culture and massive learning. Three sets of interviews, in particular, reveal a man with a sure sense of self and a certain, expressive, style.

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

‘Tuwid na daan’ requires standards higher than Purisima’s

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Director General Alan Purisima AP FILE PHOTO

Director General Alan Purisima, the country’s controversial chief policeman, bought a sport utility vehicle last year worth about P4 million for only P1.5 million. Why did he enjoy such a substantial discount?

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Brion’s hand on Abad’s collar

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Much has already been said about the incident involving Budget Secretary Butch Abad and a score of student protesters at the University of the Philippines the other week. Inquirer reporter

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Marcos was the worst (2): The SC

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After the Aug. 21, 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing, President Ferdinand Marcos suspended the writ of habeas corpus. Proclamation No. 889, which allowed the police to make arrests without warrants and to detain the arrested without charges, took effect immediately but was announced to the public only after a few days. It seems clear now that the tactic was a dress rehearsal for the full-scale imposition of martial law the following year.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Erasing a life

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To buy a new tablet, I traded in my old one. It was an original iPad from 2010, and despite constant use, did not look the worse for wear. (Its case, however, the second in almost four years, was about to come apart at the seams.) To trade it in, I spent a few days scrubbing it of traces of its previous life.

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

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