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The problem with ambition

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I wonder at what point in the etymology of the word did ambition become not only acceptable but even laudable. For a word that also contains a fair amount of negativity about it, why having an ambition deemed necessary if one were to progress and prosper?

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Meeting Barack Obama

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For the past few days, I have been personally answering the doorbell of our home in Quezon City, welcoming the mailman and other special delivery service representatives in anticipation of an invitation from the Palace for Monday night’s dinner in honor of President Barack Obama. I even ordered a special barong Tagalog from my favorite couturier for this auspicious occasion.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Batanes model for storm readiness

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TYPHOON PROOF An Ivatan house, constructed with mortar and cobbles, has walls as thick as one meter and concrete slabs for roof. Narrow doors and windows are designed against strong winds. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Batanes, the northermost part of the country, lies in the path of most of the 20 or so tropical cyclones that enter the Philippine area of responsibility every year.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Humble, happy

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Humble strength. That sounds like a contradiction in terms. Yet the year 2013 could be remembered for two men showing how earthshaking humility can be, especially when wielded in positions of leadership.   I am referring to Nelson Mandela, who died this year at the age of 96; and to Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, who […]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Calendars, torn and new

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“Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.” Writer Og Mandino’s line comes to mind on New Year’s Eve, as we rip down the 2013 calendar. Where did those 522,600 minutes go? we wonder when tacking up the 2014 edition.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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