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Losing urbanity

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“Urbanidad,” or urbanity, is the term used to refer to not just “good manners and right conduct” but to overall respect for others and the maintenance of pleasant social interactions.

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

Development after lahar

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At the height of the lahar flows following the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo, well-known geologist and volcano expert Kelvin Rodolfo told a public gathering that folks whose lands and houses had been devastated by lahar should not despair.

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

A gift to Filipinos

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As far as I know, the “Noli” and “Fili,” nicknames Filipinos have given to the two classic novels by national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, are still required reading among high school and college students in this country.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Funny women

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Say what you will, but I didn’t expect to be as affected by the death of Joan Rivers as I was. Maybe it’s because it came so close on the heels of Robin Williams’ passing, as well as about the same time that news of Betty White’s “dyeing” became the latest Internet hoax.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bridging cultures, time and sensibility

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To many, albeit religious Catholic, Filipinos, this city is most famous for the shrine that was built on the site believed to be where the Blessed Mother spent her last years and died.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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