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Bridging cultures, time and sensibility

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To many, albeit religious Catholic, Filipinos, this city is most famous for the shrine that was built on the site believed to be where the Blessed Mother spent her last years and died.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Turkey and ‘pan de sal’

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One of the least expected things I would do in this city on Turkey’s Aegean coast, the third largest in the country, was to meet a young man with an easy charm and manner.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Everyone a hero

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Moving and inspirational was the vignette that made up part of the Bonifacio monument published in Monday’s issue of this paper.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ice buckets and food tours

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Really amusing are outtakes on the “bucket challenge” on YouTube, where those who take up the dare end up not just getting soaked in ice-cold water but even bonked on the head with the pails and buckets, falling down steps, and slipping on the spilled water.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sharon’s confession

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“Depression porn” is a term a Facebook commentator used to “warn” the public about a coming tsunami of celebrity confessions about their bouts with depression. The confessions seem to stem from the recent death of American comic and actor Robin Williams who was found in his home hanging from a belt looped around his neck, allegedly after succumbing to the depths of depression from which he had suffered for decades.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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