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How well did the county’s 1,477 municipalities manage your tax peso?

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ghosts from Christmases past

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There is, we’re told, a geography of the heart. Like the Magi, we travel its byways.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Among women, blessed

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The spiritual leaders of our time took decades of struggle before they emerged into universally recognized symbols, writes Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun chair of Islamic studies at American University in Washington. Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela are examples.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Domestic use only

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak enjoys “peacemaker par excellence” status here in the Philippines. Credit that to his evenhanded efforts to shepherd the Philippine government-Bangsamoro talks to end conflict and help rebuild rebellion-wrecked communities in Mindanao.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bogus carol

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“Please tell me what this word means, Lolo,” once asked our granddaughter Kristin before she and sister Kathie left for studies in Sweden, and before we went on medical leave. She pointed to a headline in the papers and spelt out the word: “P-l-a-g-i-a-r-i-z-e.”

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

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