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Did Pope Francis lose the battle?

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I can understand the struggle-for-reform narrative that allows commentators to call the outcome of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Pastoral Challenges to the Family a setback—but I doubt whether Pope Francis sees it that way.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Recapture ignorance!

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Two workshops on the importance of local history, on the assumption that writing or editing the so-called first draft of history can shed light on the writing of history’s more permanent drafts.

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

The quotable Pope: 7 ‘astonishing’ statements

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Reading various interviews that Pope Francis has granted since at least 2009 (when he was still archbishop of Buenos Aires), I have realized that behind the pastor with the common touch is a priest of deep culture and massive learning. Three sets of interviews, in particular, reveal a man with a sure sense of self and a certain, expressive, style.

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

‘Tuwid na daan’ requires standards higher than Purisima’s

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Director General Alan Purisima AP FILE PHOTO

Director General Alan Purisima, the country’s controversial chief policeman, bought a sport utility vehicle last year worth about P4 million for only P1.5 million. Why did he enjoy such a substantial discount?

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Brion’s hand on Abad’s collar

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Much has already been said about the incident involving Budget Secretary Butch Abad and a score of student protesters at the University of the Philippines the other week. Inquirer reporter

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Audio recording of Binay interview‎ on Batangas property bared
  • Sports

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  • Gilas Pilipinas dissolved; Chot Reyes relieved of duties
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  • MiG notes growing PH theater audience
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  • DOJ to telcos: Help us block child porn sites
  • Nestle Japan hiring 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines
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  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, October 30, 2014
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  • ‘Il viaggio continua’
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