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‘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 »

A garbage-free papal visit

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Last week, the announcement on Pope Francis’ coming to the Philippines in January made the headlines.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The tripping point

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Salivating with delight, their eyes moistening and pupils constricting/dilating, detractors of President Aquino and his administration who have been wishing to see him fail since Day One are now seizing the moment to make good their ultimate yearning. They are calling for his ouster, impeachment, resignation—whatever form it will take—so that they can put in place their own agenda and have the last laugh.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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