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No safe place

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Erica Berger, a fictional character from Stieg Larrson’s “Millennium series” of crime novels, was afraid to sleep in her own house because the security system had been tampered with. It must be the way of life in western countries, but in the Philippines, it is something only the upper class can afford. Funny, but having your own house is security per se. Who cares if it’s just a shanty? It’s better than the streets.

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

Icing on the cake

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It has been 11 years since then, and that dream is still a dream. In 2010, I took the Law Aptitude Exam (LAE) of the University of the Philippines College of Law and flunked it. I was not really expecting to pass it given my mediocre grades. But somehow, I hoped for a miracle, for me to make it to the Top 200.

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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