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At the mountaintop

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The story is told by Fr. Rod Salazar, SVD, about a husband who made a toast to his wife on their 50th wedding anniversary: “Cheers to my wife whose love for me has been tried and true!” To which the wife, who was a little hard of hearing, responded: “Yes, I’m tired of you, too!”

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Let it go!

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The story is told about a teenager who asked his father: “Dad, is it okay to smoke while I am praying?” The father replied: “That is not okay, my son.” Added the son: “But is it okay to pray while I am smoking?” The father answered: “That is okay, my son.”

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Back to basics

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The story is told about two monks who were having a hearty conversation on Christmas Eve, the only time of the year when they were exempted from their monastic rule of perpetual silence. Just then the bell rang, signaling the end of their talking time. When the two of them met again on Christmas Eve of the next year, the first monk enthusiastically started: “Ah, as I was saying last year…”

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Heartprints

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The story is told about a family that was so engrossed with details as their father lay dying in his hospital bed. When the family members asked him whether he wanted to be buried or cremated, the old man told them in exasperation to make the decision themselves: “Bahala na kayo, mga anak. Just surprise me na lang, okay?”

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Salt and light

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The story is told about a German pastor who was to speak at a gathering, and who requested the emcee to make a simple and basic introduction of him sans titles or achievements, to just say that he is a humble shepherd or something to that effect. So the emcee said: “Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you our speaker, a simple German shepherd!”

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Present!

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The story is told about a dying woman who told her children: “When I die, have my remains cremated, and have my ashes scattered in the mall nearby.” When her children asked her why, her response was: “In that way, I know you will always be present and visit me at least once a week.”

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

Walk on

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The story is told about a man who, realizing that walking as a form of exercise is good for his health, started walking at the age of 65. We heard that up to now, he is still walking; he is nowhere to be found, and his relatives are looking for him.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The key

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The story is told about a father who told his son: “Look at that guy pulling a rope while walking. He must be crazy!” After some thought, the little boy said: “Really, Dad? OK, show him how to push a rope.”

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Certified true copy

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The story\is told about an uncle who was assigned to choose a name for his newly born niece and nephew. Twins! Guess what he named them? The girl he named Denise, and the boy he named Denephew!

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Another way

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The story is told about a man who prayed thus on New Year’s Eve: “Lord, all I ask for 2014 is a fat wallet, and a thin belly. Lord, please don’t mix it up again, like You did last year!”

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Joseph factor

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Someone made the interesting observation that while there are many pictures of Jesus and Mary, there are very few pictures of St. Joseph. Why? Because he is always the one taking the pictures!

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Christmas makers

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The story is told about a man who required from all persons wanting to receive a Christmas gift from him the following: NSO (National Statistics Office) birth certificate; baptismal certificate; biodata and four pictures with red background; medical certificate; police and NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) clearance; and a letter of request for a Christmas gift, to be submitted not later than Dec. 20, 2013. No compliance with the requirements, no gift!

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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