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Preparing for Ramadan

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There is growing awareness among non-Muslims in the Philippines of Ramadan, the month of fasting, mainly because of Eid’l Fitr, which is considered a national holiday.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Write it down!

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Read, Read more, we’re constantly exhorting kids, sometimes accompanied by the promise that the more they read, the more successful they will be in life.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

St. Luke

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When I was asked to deliver a commencement speech for St. Luke’s medical school, the first topic that came to my mind was, what else or who else but the saint himself. Physicians know him as their patron saint (which is why we have St. Luke’s hospital and the medical school) and some will remember him as the author of one of the four canonical gospels in the New Testament. But that’s about it.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The spirit behind it

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One summer back in the 1980s, I traveled with a group of friends to Sagada. We climbed a hill, and when we got to the top we had a most breathtaking view. One of my companions looked out and called out, “Fresh air!”—and then inhaled deeply on his cigarette.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A graduation story

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We associate April and May with summer heat, which can be uncomfortable but still bearable compared to the financial burdens that come about during these months, more so for middle-class families, in a sense creating a prolonged Lenten penitensya or hardship.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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