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Our parents’ children

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My balikbayan sister visited last January and told me she was thinking of selling her house and retiring to a two-level condo.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Simple joys

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For almost a decade after the hanging of the Filipino domestic helper Flor Contemplacion in Singapore, I stopped going there. I couldn’t forget the insensitivity and arrogance that marked the handling of her final moments. But time heals all wounds. And—irony of all ironies—my youngest daughter decided to study, work, and raise a family there.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Love and society

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In the small neighborhood on the UP campus where I live, I often see a young boy in a wheelchair breeze past my house.

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

An OFW’s journey home

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After barely four months in my latest job and more than a decade of protracted overseas employment I headed home for good, just in time to be with my family to celebrate the coming of the New Year. For every overseas Filipino worker, especially those married, there is no better time to come home than special times like the yearend holidays.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Count blessings, limit resolutions

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For the first time in many, many years, our family was complete for the Christmas holidays. All three grandchildren were in town with two from Chicago—and I was reminded of the saying that “grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” As Mary H. Waldrip put it: “They are God’s way [...]

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A homecoming Christmas

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Christmas is always special, but this year’s celebration will be extra special because, at least for my family, it will be a homecoming of sorts.

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

Round yon virgin…no mother, only child

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When I was a child, I wanted to see snow fall in December, like all the Christmas songs say it does. I wanted to see a winter wonderland, to experience lovely weather for a sleigh ride.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The ‘Other House’

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When my brothers and I were young, we called this house the “Other House.” As a child, I walked with dad and measured its distance from our own house and concluded that it was merely 100 steps away. It was nice having my grandparents so near us; it was nice going over there to play by the beach.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Haunted

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Our new house is haunted. But no, this is not a horror story. Just this year my uncle and my dad were able to build my 92-year-old grandmother’s dream house. For the longest time, she and my aunt, who has cerebral palsy, were living in a shanty, the house where my dad and his siblings grew up. It was a hard life. When she was widowed, my grandmother became the family breadwinner. She worked so hard to put her children through school that she lost her right arm in the process. She also had to tend to my aunt.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

With love and gratitude

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Purga, thanks for everything. I’m sorry it took me two years to say these words. But I will make it up to you, and tell you what’s going on here after they took you away two years ago.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Dad, I’m moving out’

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One of the scariest things I have ever pushed myself to do is sit my father down and ask him to let me move out of his house and into an apartment with my best friend. It wasn’t the living-on-my-own part that frightened me; rather, it was the potentially catastrophic, volcanic eruption of anger and disappointment from him.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Music and family

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My mother’s youngest sibling, Dr. Ted Braganza, passed away Sept. 22 in his nursing home in Virginia. He was 88 years old.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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