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‘Wang-wang’ lives

Everyone beware: If a VIP and his backup guards are on the road, it’s your duty to recognize that there’s a VIP nearby and it’s your obligation to get out of his way. If you fail, it’s your fault. The VIP’s vehicle is entitled to muscle you off the road, and the bodyguards are empowered to draw their firearms just in case you didn’t get the message the first time around.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Birth of Frankenstein

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Young people today associate Frankenstein and Dracula with the monsters created for them in film and TV, not the originals in print that are a bother to read. I read an abridged version of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula” when I was in grade school and learned what an epistolary novel was like, the narrative running through a series of letters and diaries.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Frightening ourselves

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Tomorrow, we mark an annual ritual, trooping to cemeteries to pay homage to the dead, laying flowers and candles at their graves and saying prayers for the “eternal repose of their souls.”

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A heritage of dust

For most ordinary folk, the fate of old buildings is of little concern.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

What will they debate?

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We don’t know exactly what prompted embattled Vice President Jejomar Binay to dare Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to face him in a debate. The challenge seems to me to stem more from personal animosity than from any sharp policy difference between them.

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

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