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A tale of two fathers, 2

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A year after my mother died, my father Pablo started looking for a new wife.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Underwhelmed

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Today, I met my dad for the first time in my life. And the experience was underwhelming.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mother’s medicine

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“What else is the help of medicine than love?”—Paracelsus

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

My SuperwoMom

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Who is the most influential person in your life? Without any hesitation, I will say that mine is my Mom (Dada, please don’t get jealous, I equally love you). You see, the way I think, talk and act is mostly influenced by her, considering how close we are to each other. My Mom can read me like a book; she knows when I’m happy or sad, angry or not, and yes, good or bad.

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

Yesterday’s child

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I was a child of an era where there was much to be desired in parenting. When I cried, nobody asked why, and what I heard was, “Nakakahiya (Shameful).” I was loved, but what made me cry did not matter. I would dry my eyes with the back of my hands because it was nakakahiya. I must not bring shame. I felt loved, I trusted completely, and I obeyed blindly. I was yesterday’s child.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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