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Mabuhay, FOI champions in Congress!

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Are political parties taking a collective stand on the freedom of information (FOI) bill that was killed at the last hour in the 15th Congress?

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Orphan diseases’ challenge

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The ice bucket challenge to raise funds for and awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease is still going on. Celebrities the world over have shown video proof of their daring and generosity. There is criticism, of course, of this so-called marketing scheme, from “selfie-shness” to waste of precious water to plain exhibitionism. But the campaign worked for the good.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Let them eat cake’

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“Let them eat cake,” the famous callous remark attributed/misattributed to Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, went down in history and was used as an example of the powerful rich’s contempt for the poor hungry peasants clamoring for bread.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Assisi Dev’t Foundation gives, not receives

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The term “nongovernment organization” has been tarnished because corrupt individuals, in connivance with the corrupt in government, put up fly-by-night “NGOs” to which they channeled loot stolen from public coffers. Even the NGOs (nonprofit groups, foundations, etc.) with good track records are sometimes put under a cloud of suspicion simply because they are too eager to do their jobs and deliver to the poor.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

To Robin Williams: ‘Nanu nanu’

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And so he’s gone. But not from our memories of laughter and sadness to which his movies moved us.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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