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Deepest darkness

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Some days ago, an American professor at Harvard Divinity School caused quite a stir by claiming to have come into the possession of a fragment of an ancient scroll that seemed to indicate that Jesus Christ was married. There’s a part there, says Karen King, that says, “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife.’”

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pro-US, pro-China or just being Filipino?

Last March 22, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin twitted activists, saying: “Our problem is we keep on complaining about the Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US. Why don’t we complain when the Chinese use water cannons on us? Why? Nasaan ang pagka-Pilipino natin? We demonstrate against those who are helping us, but we don’t demonstrate against those who are bullying us.”

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Inconvenient truths

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s revelation that her office has widened its investigation of lawmakers who misused their pork from 2007 onward, based on work by the Commission on Audit, drives home some inconvenient truths.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Let’s use it well

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The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill that the Senate passed last Monday will not include Malacañang divulging the proceedings of its confidential meetings. At least until such time as those meetings end up in policy declarations, in which case the public may demand a summary of their salient points.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Might is right

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When P-Noy first compared China’s leaders to Hitler, his statement was met with mixed reactions. The masa of course applauded it, but not so the more critical sector of the public. Certainly not so non-Pinoys who, though sympathetic to the Philippines in its confrontation with China, found the comment overboard. I myself said it missed history by a mile, but if that was what it took to rouse the world to China’s growing expansionism, so be it. Living under the shadow of a tyranny right at our doorstep was just as bad as living behind the barbed wire of an occupation.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Back to Edsa

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It was the first time the Edsa celebration was held outside Edsa, and the idea was inspired.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Unstoppable

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Can an Edsa still happen today? I spoke to a group of youth some time ago and that was the question they asked. I answered: It probably won’t anymore, though you never know, stranger things have happened. But People Power can and will. In fact, it continues to happen even as we speak.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Profile in courage

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For all the trials and tribulations associated with being a whistle-blower, here more than elsewhere, we have not lacked for heroic ones. That is no small blessing.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Enough is enough

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This is too important to let pass, Ruby Tuason will still be there tomorrow. Was P-Noy right to suggest that China’s leaders are doing a Hitler?

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Accustomed

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What to do about smuggling?   It’s something that’s been there for as long as the oldest members of this community have been on earth, and it looks nowhere near to being pushed mightily back, let alone eradicated. “We’re talking of an entire ecosystem here,” John Philip Sevilla, the new Customs chief, admits. The amounts [...]

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

Rock the boat

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CBCP head Socrates Villegas isn’t at all thrilled by Rolling Stone magazine’s article on Pope Francis. His unhappiness doesn’t stem from the fact that his boss has become a virtual rock star. Nor does his unhappiness stem from the fact that his boss is discouraging more piety by trivializing doctrine, noting that attendance at Mass has shot up in this country since last year.

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

Way to go

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The signing won much praise from global leaders, as well it should. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded President Aquino and Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Murad Ebrahim for their “vision and leadership” and the peace panels for their “perseverance, commitment and courage.”

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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