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What do you treasure?

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The story is told about a mother who told her little girl: “No matter what happens, hold on tight to my skirt so that you won’t get lost in this crowded mall.” The little girl dutifully complied as she held on and held on tight all throughout. Two hours later, there was an announcement coming from the mall’s public address system: “Calling on the parents or guardians of a lost little girl who would not let go of a red skirt in her hands!”

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

In our small way

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The story is told about an Ilocano who donated blood for a German who needed surgery. He was thrifty and frugal, so imagine his surprise when the German gave him a BMW out of gratitude. Later he donated blood again, but this time the German gifted him with fruits and a thank-you card. When he asked the German why, the latter said: “That’s because I now have Ilocano blood within me!”

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Sinless’ infant: priest wrong on theology too

I disagree completely with that priest who berated the young, unwed mother of 17 as she was having her infant baptized in a church in Cebu, when he said the child is without sin.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Hearing and remembering

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Theh story is told about a senior citizen who frantically reported to the police that he couldn’t find his car keys and his car in the mall parking lot. He then called his wife and told her of his predicament, but before he could finish, she said: “Didn’t you hear what I said before I dropped you off that I will come back for you? Now will you please come and tell this policeman who stopped me that I have not stolen your car!”

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Church ironies

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“You three, you get here right now—excuse me, miss, this isn’t taken, right?—get here and sit down!” the father bellowed.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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