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Inclusion, not exclusion

Pope Francis has brought inclusiveness, among other things, to the Church, literally opening its doors to those it has long excluded—the lowly and the lapsed, as well as those with nonconformist lifestyles. He has brought about this great change both in word and deed, and called on the faithful to redirect their emphasis from the pompous to the practical, from indulgence to action.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pure luck?

Director General Alan Purisima of the Philippine National Police is one lucky guy. But all that fortuity can’t be coming from nowhere. Is he reaping some sort of karmic reward? Was he a renowned guru, perhaps, in a previous life? A wise and benevolent king who dedicated his life to improving the lot of his subjects? A saint who died witnessing to his faith?

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Risky powers

Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Small is beautiful

One thinks of Baguio when one hears the word “Panagbenga,” so much has the yearly festival of flowers done for the mountain city.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hedging

All lies. Hearsay and uncorroborated evidence. Those were Vice President Jejomar Binay’s words in response to the flood of charges from certain quarters accusing him of corruption and mismanagement in his long and storied tenure as mayor of Makati City. Not only are they fabrications, he said, “but there is nothing in what they are showing as testimony that can stand [up] in a court of law.”

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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