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The ‘memory palace’

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The article “For brain fitness, go to a brain gym” (Lifestyle, 6/10/14) struck a chord because it reminded me of a book, “Moonwalking with Einstein” by Joshua Foer, that I read a few months ago.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Walks of life

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Walking for one hour every morning has been part of my regimen since my open-heart coronary artery bypass surgery in 2007.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Supreme Court decision on the RH Law

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After a long wait, the verdict of the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health Law has been promulgated. It is a 106-page document exclusive of concurring and dissenting opinions. Not everyone will have the patience to read through it. But since I had been writing about the bill while it was being debated, I thought it might be useful for those interested if I were to break it down into a more easily accessible presentation.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

OsMak clarifies Napoles’ discharge order

We take exception to the claim of a police official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, that the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) “tried to pass off an antedated release order for alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles” and that “OsMak officials apparently wanted to escape blame for Napoles’ continued stay at the public hospital” (“Janet hospital scored over ‘antedated’ order,” News, 5/16/14).

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Expiry date, food safety

This has reference to Frank Cabanatan’s letter titled “‘Advanced’ expiration dates” (Opinion, 5/5/14). Please be informed that the shelf life, or expiration date, of processed food products is based on the recommended maximum time for which products can be stored.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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