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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 »

Pork barrel still alive in 2015 budget

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One would think that after the pork barrel scandal and the prosecution of some of those who got fat on it, no pork would be left in the Aquino administration’s 2015 budget.

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

Aquino dim on ‘right candidate’ in 2016

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We have not yet heard the last word from Malacañang on whether or not President Aquino will step down when his term ends less than two years from now. Last Tuesday, he intensified speculation over his plans after 2016 when he told a gathering of semiconductor and electronic industry groups that extending his administration for another term would not be the “right solution” to sustain the Philippines’ economic growth.

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

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

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By December, the European Union will decide on the status of the Philippines as a noncooperating third party in its campaign against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF).

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

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