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No one cared enough

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I was so stunned by Senator Grace Poe giving a privileged speech about the hunger and malnutrition stalking 15 million children in the Philippines. Privileged speeches are nothing new. Nor is the hunger and malnutrition that the senator mentioned. What is new is that a senator mentioned it at all. The hungry might have just gotten lucky, for once.

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

The problem with ambition

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I wonder at what point in the etymology of the word did ambition become not only acceptable but even laudable. For a word that also contains a fair amount of negativity about it, why having an ambition deemed necessary if one were to progress and prosper?

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Fatal encounter: Jennifer meets US Marine Corps

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As I peered at Jennifer Laude’s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician’s make up.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Metro Manila is dying

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I am not from Metro Manila (MM). Just like most of its population, I was born somewhere else and later moved to the metropolis. And just the other migrants to MM, I had my own reasons for coming here.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

The Next President

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Yes, the next president. That is the hot issue of today—from the ranks of politicians beginning with presidential wannabes. What makes it more hot is that Vice-President Jojo Binay has been leading the pack of presidentiables but he does not belong to the party in power.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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