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It’s up to us

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I had a couple of heartening responses to my column last week from friends in the Aboitiz family through their charitable donations, and from my good friend Jun Magsaysay. The golf tournament was a very successful event, graced by former president Fidel Ramos’ indomitable spirit (how he keeps going in such an indefatigable way I’m damned if I know). We raised enough funds to help seven families start a new life. The winner of the tournament was Nino Bandoquillo, with Sgt. Alex Dagooc as first runner-up (whatever happened to the second of my youth in sports?). Villamor Golf Club under Col. Oscar Calingasan did a great job of organizing and feeding.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others

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But isn’t it always time to think of others?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Some pet peeves

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I’m going to clear my desk a little (you should see the mounds of paper on it; I think there’s a desk underneath) with some notes I’ve made as events happen.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Language the unifier

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I know it’s unpopular with the nationalists, but I’ve long argued the importance of not losing English as the country’s principal language. Yes, losing. When my wife went to school in the ’50s and ’60s, English was the language of tuition and the language at home together with Tagalog.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

DICT is not addition

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The president doesn’t want to create a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) because it will further complicate the bureaucracy, there are already too many departments, agencies, etc., etc. I couldn’t agree more; simplification of the bureaucracy should be top of his list in addressing the administrative governance of this country. That’s one of […]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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