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Kid-friendly cinemas

Many a child and his/her parents go to the cinema expecting to enjoy a kiddie motion picture or animated film, but are momentarily “trapped” into watching movie trailers clearly meant for adult consumption. But hopefully, that will now be a thing of the past.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The INC at 100

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The most fascinating thing about the “Philippine Arena,” billed as “the world’s largest indoor multipurpose venue,” is probably not that it stands on Philippine soil but that it has been built by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). Known for the distinctive architectural style of its churches, the INC usually builds small replicas of its central cathedral in nearly every town in which it has gathered a sizeable flock. But a gigantic dome to accommodate its occasional humongous gatherings seems, at first glance, excessive and out of character even for a church that is proudly marking its centennial year.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Q and A on DAP decision (2)

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This is a continuation of the questions raised on the Supreme Court decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP taken up in this space last Sunday.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Sona and the 100-millionth Filipino

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On this day, the 100-millionth Filipino will be born, officially making the Philippines the 12th most populous country in the world and, in the words and contention of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): “presenting both challenges and opportunities.”

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

What do you treasure?

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The story is told about a mother who told her little girl: “No matter what happens, hold on tight to my skirt so that you won’t get lost in this crowded mall.” The little girl dutifully complied as she held on and held on tight all throughout. Two hours later, there was an announcement coming from the mall’s public address system: “Calling on the parents or guardians of a lost little girl who would not let go of a red skirt in her hands!”

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

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