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Self-mortification

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Every year during Holy Week, I am asked why we have extreme forms of self-inflicted pain among Filipinos, the most dramatic of which are the flagellants and the ones who get themselves crucified. These practices are generically called penitensiya, meaning it’s presumed they are done to atone, to do penance, for sins.  But more than […]

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Epiphany question

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“Araw ng Tatlong Hari,” or Feast of the Three Kings, is marked here on the first Sunday of the New Year. Liturgically, this is known as Epiphany, which translates into the revelation of God the Son as a baby laid on a manger.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Christmas old and new

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The Inquirer recently featured photographs of three local Christmas trees made of recycled materials, an encouraging sign of growing awareness of environmental conservation.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The first Christmas tree in the Philippines

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Pangasinan is supposed to have gotten its name from its famous gourmet product, a coarse, pinkish sea salt (asin) praised by discriminating cooks all over the world. Pangasinan, depending on your informant, means either “land of salt” or “place where salt is made.”

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

La Naval de Manila

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Dasmarinas is the name of: a town in Cavite, a posh gated community in Makati, and a busy street in Manila’s Chinatown. There were two Spanish governors-general by that name in Philippine history: Gomez Perez Dasmariñas, who served in 1590-1593, and who was murdered by Chinese rowers while on a military expedition, and his son […]

Posted: October 4th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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