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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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