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Lending an ear, granting a voice

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Excerpts from comments delivered during the launch yesterday of the book “Towards Adult Faith: Essays on Believing” by Asuncion David Maramba.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

It’s up to us

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I had a couple of heartening responses to my column last week from friends in the Aboitiz family through their charitable donations, and from my good friend Jun Magsaysay. The golf tournament was a very successful event, graced by former president Fidel Ramos’ indomitable spirit (how he keeps going in such an indefatigable way I’m damned if I know). We raised enough funds to help seven families start a new life. The winner of the tournament was Nino Bandoquillo, with Sgt. Alex Dagooc as first runner-up (whatever happened to the second of my youth in sports?). Villamor Golf Club under Col. Oscar Calingasan did a great job of organizing and feeding.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Heart of the matter

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It’s one of those fortitude-challenging predicaments in this country that you don’t just have to win once, you have to win them again and again. Reproductive Health (RH) is one of them.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A listening Church?

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Part of being a Church is being willing to listen, even to the most humble and simple of people. And this is the hopeful direction indicated by a recent Vatican move, as reported in the US-based National Catholic Reporter (NCR), asking national bishops’ conferences around the world “to conduct a wide-ranging poll of Catholics asking for their opinions on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce.”

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Humble strength

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“Pope says pill OK” was a text message I got last week, and I knew right away it was a misinterpretation of a much-publicized interview with Pope Francis, one which has been picked up all over the world, with mostly positive responses.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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