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To have peace, there must be justice

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I could not believe that despite the bad publicity that the police received from the “hulidap” incident on Edsa last Sept. 1, law enforcers would do it again. I was sad and angry when I visited on Sept. 29 two Agta mothers—Marites Marquez, 43, and Rosario Marquez, 37—in jail in Tanay, crying and wondering why they ended up there.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

K-to-12 and why every child deserves to be in school

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The idea of competition in the Philippine education system embodies the theory of the “selfish gene” as espoused by Richard Dawkins.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Same-sex civil unions: unconstitutional

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A primacy on publicly recognizing human dignity, not legal acrobatics, is now the mainstream argument for same-sex marriage.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Isis a CIA-Mossad-MI5 creation?

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The supposed grand plan hits two birds with one stone: to pit Arab against Arab until they are too weak to face Israel, and to gather the Sunnis against Shiite Iran.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ebola: a very real, serious threat

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The threat is real and the warning direct. The Ebola outbreak is “the most severe public health emergency in modern times,” this according to the World Health Organization, which also warned that Ebola cases could reach 10,000 per week in West Africa. The United Nations, on the other hand, has expressed serious concerns abut Ebola’s winning the race.

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

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