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Friend compares Erap and Binay on corruption

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Vice President Jojo Binay is in denial. He told reporters that he is still the candidate of Manila Mayor and former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada. But that is only if his opponent in the 2016 presidential race will not be Sen. Grace Poe. Wait until Grace runs against him; Erap will dump him like a dirty rag and support the daughter of his best friend, fellow actor and kumpadre Fernando Poe Jr.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cooking ‘ng ina ko!’

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When I was interviewing cooks in Pampanga for my undergraduate thesis, culinary secrets and shortcuts that I could not understand were shared. For example, old folks would tell me things like “Nung buri meng palambutan ing carni dinan meng platu.” (Literal translation: If you want the meat you are cooking to become tender, put in a plate.) Another was “Nung buri meng masanting a color ing lulutuan mung matamis dinan meng pera.” (If you want the color of the fruit preserves you are cooking to look good, put in money.) Something was definitely lost in translation, and when I asked the cooks to explain, I realized what my modern urban cooking lacked.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Local is in

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You would think that with the world’s longest Christmas season, one that starts with the “ber” months (September onward), we should be able to plan our gift shopping. But no. Have you noticed how our already-bad traffic has worsened over the last few days?

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bloodshed in a time of peace

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This isn’t really the season for bad news—or for bad news bearers—but we can’t live in a bubble, and the rest of the world doesn’t exactly share our obsession with the celebration—celebration with a capital C—of Christmas.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘My brothers and sisters’

They scaled the back wall, explosives strapped to their bodies, high-powered firearms in hand. They slipped into the main hall undetected, and quickly went up the stage. They then opened fire on their enemy: an assembly of unarmed students.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Columns,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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