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Fear and fury

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Last Friday I was on my way back to my office when I received a text from my secretary telling me that “the mothers of Empeño and Cadapan” had dropped in with the student regent, asking to meet me.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Defiance and heroism

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Coming home wasn’t Ninoy Aquino’s first act of defiance against the Marcos regime, as the 2000 article by former senator and Cory Aquino-era executive secretary Joker Arroyo reveals.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Please, wake up

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I just saw another Facebook friend share a photo in admiration of a dead dictator’s presidency.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Tortured again

Like being tortured all over again. This must be how it feels for the tens of thousands of survivors required to relive the nightmare of their incarceration and abuse during Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship, to be able to qualify for a share of the compensation set aside for them.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Postscript to a tragedy, and farce

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Finally, Nora Aunor broke her silence over her being snubbed as National Artist. In a statement last Monday, she thanked the people, the same ones that continue to patronize her movies, however they are now few and far between—growing old is cruel to movie actors, especially female movie actors—for their love and support.

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

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