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Metanoia: the Manila you don’t (yet) know

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I’m freezing purple in my office that looks out over the desert where construction workers are laboring in 40C heat at 10 a.m. What initially drew my attention to the window was the consistently flat sky. Hours from now I’d be staring at a sun that’s so bored it can’t even bother setting until night [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rizal on trial

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Jose Rizal knew he was a marked man when he disembarked from the steamer that brought him from Hong Kong to Manila in 1892. He chose to stay in a hotel and told relatives and friends who had offered their hospitality that this was not a snub but for their own good.   Agents from [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A tale of two fathers, 2

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A year after my mother died, my father Pablo started looking for a new wife.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fish and sea creatures

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If you’re walking or driving down Manila’s streets this morning and find yourself in the midst of sea creatures—turtles, fish, crabs, squids, dolphins and maybe even a mermaid or merman (what we call siokoy)—don’t be alarmed.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

SC set to disqualify Joseph Estrada as mayor?

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The rumor mills are rife with the speculation that the Supreme Court is about to issue its decision on the disqualification case against Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada filed by former mayor Alfredo Lim.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Armed PSG man in civilian clothes mugged by 6 robbers
  • ‘Spider’ robbery gang boss, 7 members caught in cops’ web
  • Heavy traffic looms due to Sucat bridge repairs
  • Project for jobless youth comes to QC
  • Sports

  • NU targets solo UAAP lead vs Adamson
  • NCAA: Lyceum Pirates shoot for 4th straight win
  • Army Lady Troopers gain lead of Shakey’s V-League
  • Filipino tracksters aim to end Asiad medal drought–Juico
  • PH loses Barbosa, Barcenilla returns
  • Lifestyle

  • Seeing Xian Lim through the eyes of a mother
  • Creative neighbors reinvent Pasay compound
  • Don’t do your children’s homework for them
  • Investing in a new appliance has its rewards
  • Hubby throws birthday bash for well-loved spouse
  • Entertainment

  • Marital row caught on cam
  • Lyca can go to school now
  • La vida Eugenia in Madrid
  • ‘Transition’ series off to a good start
  • TV5 supports Paolo Bediones
  • Business

  • 400MW supply shortage seen in 2015
  • P30B allotted for Araneta ‘extreme makeover’
  • Cautious trading seen ahead
  • Biz Buzz: Reopening the skies
  • Device to kick the vice
  • Technology

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
  • Customs bureau warns public vs ‘Internet love scams’
  • Sona draws cheers, jeers, indifference from netizens
  • PH Internet slowest in Asean
  • Opinion

  • Effective
  • ‘Carpe diem,’ Mr. President
  • Color-coded tears and memories
  • Incunabula in the Lopez Museum
  • What a difference a tear makes
  • Global Nation

  • Mental health issues among California kids go largely untreated
  • Return of the Powell Street Guerrillas
  • SF Kulinarya Showdown issues call for participants
  • Training video insulting to Filipino healthcare workers withdrawn
  • Pope’s visit set: Jan. 15-19
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