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It’s that time of year when Filipinos start thinking about Christmas. September signals the onset of the so-called “ber” months, also a period when importers begin bringing in their goods to have sufficient stock for the Yuletide shopping peak.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Why Christmas?

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On a mountain bike, one often encounters restaurant billboards at intervals. Every kilometer or so, it seems these ads are counting down, telling you to keep going, and to get going to their establishments. Five km away, 1 km, 200 meters…

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

Buy local

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Let’s take a break from disasters—natural and (wo)manmade—for now and deal with something still somewhat stressful: managing your panic this weekend as you realize you still have a long list of people you need to get gifts for.   It’s tempting to send someone to Divisoria and pick up cheap giveaways, but you’d be surprised […]

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The choices we make are choices that matter

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How does good come about in the world?

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Christmas at home, at this time

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There’s nothing like being in a non-Christian country during Christmas to realize just how special the season is in the Philippines. In Taiwan, it was mid-December but the holiday fever was nowhere to be felt. True, tinsel and holly festooned the hotel lobby and hallways, and Christmas carols were piped in constantly. At Taipei 101, the humongous skyscraper that sits in Taipei’s business district, there was an obligatory Santa’s Cottage and even a life-size snow globe. But elsewhere, there was hardly any sign of Christmas cheer.

Posted: December 24th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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