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Occupy Central

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Hong Kong’s Occupy Central is an intriguing study in civil disobedience. At this writing now into its third day (the fourth, by the time you read this), the protest action has seen the occupation of the central business district of Hong Kong by several thousand people, mostly young students who are boycotting classes.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Leonard Co’s lotto

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Last week I attended the formal inauguration of the Leonard Co Garden of Indigenous Plants at the Marine Science Institute (MSI) of the University of the Philippines Diliman, with several dozen native trees planted, complete with identifying markers.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Aktibista!’

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I could have used the English word, and it would have sounded almost respectable. In contrast, the Filipino word, exclamation point added for drama, almost terrifies people, with its connotation of riots and violent confrontations.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pushing credit cards

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More publicity should be given to the growing number of restrictions imposed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on credit card promotions.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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 »

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