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Valuing teachers

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How fitting indeed that the lone Filipino selected for a Ramon Magsaysay Award this year is a public school teacher who fords rivers, hikes mountain trails and risks his safety by riding a public bus and a habal-habal (retrofitted commuter motorcycle) to reach his school in Pegalongan outside Davao City.

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

Color-coded tears and memories

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Director General Lilia de Lima of the Philippine Export Zone Authority was informed only last Sunday about Malacañang’s request that she be present at the Batasan when President Aquino delivered his State of the Nation Address on Monday.

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

Still defending DAP

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Most Filipinos, looking back on their childhood, will remember a phrase frequently delivered by parents, usually as a prelude to a spanking.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Sona and the 100-millionth Filipino

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On this day, the 100-millionth Filipino will be born, officially making the Philippines the 12th most populous country in the world and, in the words and contention of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): “presenting both challenges and opportunities.”

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gigi’s sorrows

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The sorrows that Gigi Reyes faces would seem, to some, as simply just punishment for her role in the “pork barrel scam.” She had served as chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, one of the three senators accused (and now held in detention) for their part in the diversion of public money into private hands.

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

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