By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Last Wednesday Metrobank Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary by honoring its institutional partners that included my employers, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Ateneo de Manila University. Metrobank Foundation also chose from its roster of Outstanding Artists, Teachers, Policemen and Soldiers and conferred on them the Awards for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES). The prestige [...]
By Randy David
The Inquirer periodically hosts no-holds-barred sessions with people in the news who seek to air their views on current issues. On such occasions, newsmakers get to meet the paper’s reporters, editors, photographers, and columnists like myself who sometimes write about them. A mutuality of interests drives these discussions. The newspaper gets an exclusive close-up snapshot [...]
Additional Letters to the Editor in the Inquirer’s digital replica edition today, Monday. Go to http://bit.ly/Inquirer-digital or download our iOS and Android apps at http://www.inquirer.net/apps. If you’re a print subscriber, access is part of your subscription; call +63 2 896 6000 to get your username and password. • “Cheap words from SSS veep [...]
This is in reaction to the editorial titled “Too clever” (Inquirer, 1/25/13). I do not personally know Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, and I am not writing this letter to defend him—at his age he is more than capable of doing that.
Filipino indie filmmakers have been fighting the good fight against commercial-studio control and Hollywood-blockbuster domination. They have been sharpening their craft and are now standing on the cutting edge of international cinema, screening their stuff and winning awards in film festivals from as far afield as Amsterdam, Berlin, Bogota, Busan, Cannes, Manhattan, Vancouver and Venice. Once sidelined in their own country’s movie theaters, indie filmmakers are slowly being recognized as unsung heroes advancing the Filipino cause through their works, whether full-blown features or shorts, fiction or documentary.
Since the birth of the Inquirer in 1985, I’ve not missed reading an issue of it. I’m now 72 years old and during all these years the Inquirer has always quenched my thirst for “balanced news and fearless views.”
By Jenine Jay G. Bufi
Nothing ever changes. Rejection always tears me down. Rejection always ends up at our front door, looking for me. Or maybe it’ll be in a text message, saying sorry. Is there anyone in the world who has never experienced rejection? Not likely. Rejection is that one-of-a-kind destruction.
The Inquirer’s lead story (“Senators question Ombudsman on AMLC report”) in its May 16 issue contains the phrase “the feisty former trial judge took the measure of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.”
THE PROVERBIAL “horde of locusts” has descended upon Inquirer columnist Rigoberto Tiglao. His “sin”? Having exposed the dubious practice by some quarters of using fictitious names in writing letters to the editor. I am appalled that these critics of Tiglao have the gall to say that he (Tiglao) has “destroyed the credibility” of the Letters [...]
The use by Rigoberto Tiglao of such terms as “extra service” and “all the way” (Inquirer, 3/15/12) bared to us the world he lives in—the seedy world of massage parlors, sauna baths and brothels. Alas, the Inquirer is read by young people whose innocence should not be tainted by pieces like Tiglao’s “The House of [...]
By Amando Doronila
It is said newspapermen don’t retire. They just drop dead.
Many speak of him as witty, cultured and well-read. But those descriptions tend to remain in the abstract until one enters the office of the late Philippine Daily Inquirer publisher Isagani Yambot and sees for him- or herself the breadth of the man’s hunger for learning.