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What is Christmas, really?

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It being the Christmas season, I thought a change of pace might be nice, so I’ve turned my column over to my daughter, Nikki, this week. She had only one stipulation: I can’t touch it, so I haven’t. Anyway, I agree with her:

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Heritage, knowledge

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When we hear the words “heritage” and “historical conservation,” we think immediately of old buildings, churches in particular, in the Philippines.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The world lives on

Doomsday did not occur as many expected. Amazingly, the world goes on. Sometime in August of this year, Prof. Jimmy Licauco, in his program “Inner Mind” on DZMM, argued that the “end of a cycle” as prophesied by the Mayan calendar is not necessarily the end of the world as we know it.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t stop asking why

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Probably the hardest question to ever be asked and be answered is: “Why?” People ask it all the time, and in some cases some wise men may get to the closest answer. But most times, silence follows. The more important thing that we ought to realize, though, is that the explanation is always pointless. Because we, as human beings, were born to be curious. It does not matter whether or not the answer one receives is relevant, just as long as someone talks after one asks.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

When prophecy fails

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I glance at the sky for signs of anything unusual. Just a while ago, the noontime sky was slightly overcast. Now, a steady breeze is whooshing in from the northeast and is all but dispelling the low-hanging clouds. The sun is out, and I am starting to regret that I woke up too late this morning to go motorcycling or bird-watching.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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