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Enduring ties

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When a ranking official of an academic institution passes away, the usual procedure is to hold a necrological or memorial service in a large hall (often the auditorium or a campus church) on the eve of the burial. There will be several eulogies delivered by officials, colleagues, staff, relatives, friends and, Filipino-style, these can be quite long and emotional, lasting well into the night.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mind, body, sports

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The new season of the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) has started, so I thought I’d write about sports.

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

Disempowered

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“Glenda” was a wake-up call for this year’s typhoon season. It was strong—but not a supertyphoon—racing across our islands and leaving within a day.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ziplining 2

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Don’t worry if you missed “Ziplining 1” because I wrote that way back in November 2009. It was my first and, I thought at that time, my last go at ziplining after a five-segment ride of nearly a kilometer in Rajasthan, India.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Don Belong’

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After the birth sesquicentennials for Jose Rizal (2011) and Andres Bonifacio (2013), it seems many of our national heroes aren’t quite getting the recognition they deserve. Apolinario Mabini’s sesquicentennial is on July 23 (others say July 22). It should not pass unnoticed.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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