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The top 1%

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Globalization is particularly effective among Filipinos. The great Filipino capacity for assimilation enables us to adjust much quicker to external influences, particularly the dominant ones. In many ways, this special trait allows fast adaptation and has brought blessing after blessing. In other ways, it has been most destructive to a people unable to hold firm on what it most important in culture and history.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Evacuating the sheep

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I am awed by the continuing blindness of people, both by the victims and those who perpetuate the victimization. But I must remain alert to historical and psychological patterns, not only as a buffer to frustration, but to retain as much objectivity as possible.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Storms before Christmas

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There is another storm coming, and its name is Hagupit. Funny, Hagupit is its international name, but the Philippines will be calling it Ruby. It looks a bit ironic that Hagupit is also a native Filipino word although not popularly used as a name, while Rudy is a foreign word but is a familiar name in the Philippines.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Darkness into light

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There are so many things to write about, and maybe even more things not to write about. Writing an opinion is not about reporting the news, it is about reporting one’s view. An opinion write can be very selective about what to give an opinion of, largely based on what experience and expertise he or she may have. News reporting is quite demanding in variety, objectivity, and deadlines.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Slavery by poverty

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“Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will.”

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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