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Cheerdancing

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More than 22,000 people packed the Araneta Coliseum last Sunday to watch this year’s UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) cheerdance competition. Many more people, maybe reaching a million, followed the competition on television, through live and delayed telecasts.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

In her eyes

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I’m not the type who’s easily star-struck, having grown up with movie stars in the family. I’ll spare you the name-dropping but I even had an aunt who made it to Hollywood, her claim to fame mainly from “The King and I,” where she played one of the king’s wives. “There’s Auntie,” my father would say, pointing to the screen when we’d watch a replay of the movie and get to the end with the cast of a hundred or so characters.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lolita complex

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There have been 45 child rape cases in recent months, involving 43 girls and two boys as victims, according to a GMA-7 newscast Monday night.

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

Our TB problem

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Older Filipinos will remember those Christmas seals that were once required, in addition to postage stamps, to mail a letter or package. I haven’t seen those seals for years, but that’s because I now rarely get “snail mail” delivered by the Post Office. Everything’s by e-mail now, or by courier.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Seasons

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Last Sunday I dropped by a friend’s place and found her in the kitchen with huge bowls of cashew nuts.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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