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Today’s investment in children promises best future returns

“We live on earth full of trials but by the grace of God, we remain standing like trees. Even if the leaves are falling, still there are new leaves of hope waiting. When we feel being poisoned by stress, pressure, pain, and failure the best antidote is to pray. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The moral dimension

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I’ve argued this before, but it needs to be emphasized much more strongly. Society is kept in check by law, but it’s guided, it’s dictated to, by morality. Morality is the glue that binds society. Sadly, too often it’s missing, not even recognized, in some parts of Philippine society.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rizal’s curt advice

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Great men of history are usually remembered for what they can teach even though they may have lived long in the past. Thus, we recall what Socrates and Aristotle said thousands of years ago for the lessons they give on politics and morality. The Philippines has its own great men, foremost among them Jose Rizal, [...]

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Any age is the right age to fight lies

For my part, as a senior citizen (75 years old), I say old age, like any other age, is the time to struggle against lies and deceptions that keep us Filipinos spiritually poor as a people, and that keep the Philippines morally bankrupt as a nation.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Flying a kite in a thunderstorm

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President Aquino may be chuckling behind his hand at the way in which his remark about “responsible parenthood” put a cat in the chicken coop. Amid the excited cackling that followed the President’s remark, it took Prof. Bernardo Villegas of Opus Dei to remind listeners on Radio Veritas that responsible parenthood is part of the Catholic moral tradition. Popes and bishops around the world as well as Philippine bishops have many times used it in insisting that, while a new life is a gift from God, parents should not procreate indiscriminately. Rather, they should strive, using natural family planning (NFP) if called for, to have only the number of children that they can provide for properly.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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