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By Vicente L. Rafael
Edward Snowden and Trayvon Martin. Accused of leaking secrets on America’s massive surveillance program on its own citizens, Snowden has been stripped of his passport, and remains stuck in the Moscow airport, currently awaiting asylum. Martin was the young African-American shot dead after he was spotted walking home by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Florida. In his trial, Zimmerman claimed self-defense; he was acquitted despite having stalked Martin, angering many who see this case as yet another instance of racial injustice.
It’s great to see a front-page story (“Vegan diet tied to fewer deaths,” Inquirer, 6/5/13) confirming what the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has been saying ever since it launched its vegetarian campaign in the Philippines many years ago: Being vegetarian is the best thing you can do for your own health, animals and the environment!
By Belinda A. Aquino
The recent passing of Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz, popularly known as O.D., saddens thousands of colleagues, scholars, and former students he had worked with in his long and productive career as one of the best minds the Philippine academia has produced.
By Romana F. Gella
Before I retired from government service, I was a regular taxi rider. And when you ride a cab to and from work (as I used to), you get to meet all kinds of drivers. There are those who give unsolicited advice. One cabbie “suggested” that I buy a car because my office is far from my home. My aversion to unsolicited advice tempted me to lash out at the guy for his effrontery, but prudence dictated that I just bite my tongue.
By Randy David
We should be wary of talking about North Borneo or Sabah as if it were just a piece of real estate without inhabitants. There are people there who regard themselves as natives to the place, and identify themselves as Sabahans. They are descended from the various ethnic groups and races that over the centuries had settled and developed the place.
By Yvannessa Santos
I had been a bit skeptical about most colleges’ immersion activities, or sending out their students to live with “less privileged” people. I didn’t understand the point of it from an academic perspective, until I had the opportunity to take part in it.
By Rina Jimenez-David
It’s unusual enough for an ambassador to host a showing of a movie in his home. But American Ambassador Harry Thomas was hosting a private viewing of not just any movie. It was “Lincoln,” a film directed by Steven Spielberg based on the account (told in the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin) of the last four months of Lincoln’s life and the struggle to pass the 13th amendment abolishing slavery.
By Hannah Kimberly Idiesca Obar
You say you fell asleep after a long frigid day at work. You guys threw a birthday surprise for your friend, and you wished I were there with you. You don’t know how much I wish the same thing. Your eyes probably closed after telling me you love me just a few minutes later. An [...]
By Michael L. Tan
Today’s column is dedicated as an Appreciation for Francisca Limchayseng Ong (1921-2013), Auntie Paquing to many, who taught her children, and her children’s friends, the meaning of sacrifice.
James Reuter SJ, the eminent Jesuit communicator, teacher and theater director, died just as the curtains were coming down on the past year.
By Ramon Farolan
It is not often that I come out with my choice for the outstanding individual of the year. But these are unusual times marked by difficult and far-reaching accomplishments, and we need to recognize the leadership that made them possible.
By Ramon J. Farolan
My recollection of Dec. 8, 1941, was going to Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, accompanied by an aunt, a deeply religious woman with a special devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Just as we were leaving the church, I saw a low-flying, single engine airplane with a large red dot on its wings and fuselage. The plane flew so low and at relatively slow speed such that I could make out the image of the pilot in his open cockpit. It was the first time I had actually seen a plane in flight and for a 7-year-old boy, the experience would remain etched in memory for many years to come.