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OVER THE holidays, as the old year was coming to a close, I found myself pondering, like everyone else I suppose, what it means to put order and meaning in one’s life. Most New Year resolutions take the form of lists of what to do to achieve greater efficiency in everyday life—how to keep work from piling up, how not to be late for appointments, how to stay healthy, how to free one’s self from vice, etc. But some resolutions go deeper: they involve a fundamental reorientation of one’s life. Instead of asking how, they ask why.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Focus on better, not on more, law enforcers

THE PHILIPPINE National Police needs 60,000 new police recruits, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas was reported to have said. This is to meet the ideal policeman-to-population ratio of 1:500 and to maximize police visibility.   In our province, police visibility is not lacking. You feel secure walking the downtown streets even during late hours. However, here […]

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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