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So’s gambit declined

Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

So much for friendship

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July 4 is now celebrated as Philippine-American Friendship Day. But until I was married and had two children, the Philippines celebrated its Independence Day on July 4, because it was on that day in 1946 that the United States recognized our independence and relinquished its sovereignty over the Philippine Islands.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Japan on our mind

In June 1992, before assuming the presidency he had just been elected to, Fidel Ramos expressed reservations about a higher military profile for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in Asia. The New York Times dutifully reported his view, that any Japanese military initiative would arouse regional concerns. Fast forward to June 2014. On an official visit to Tokyo, President Aquino all but encouraged Japan to amend its pacifist constitution.

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

A ‘reunion’ in Japan

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Soon after his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, President Aquino took a chartered flight with some Cabinet members and media to this city.

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

Rizal: Icon of Malay race

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RIZAL BIRTHDAY  A couple takes a “selfie” with the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal as background at Luneta Park, also named after the national hero, in Manila. The country will commemorate Thursday Rizal’s 153rd birthday.  RICHARD A. REYES

The nation commemorates two historical events this month: the 116th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence on June 12 and the 153rd birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal Thursday, June 19. The saga of Philippine nationhood connects the two with Rizal at the racial center.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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