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Preparing for Ramadan

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There is growing awareness among non-Muslims in the Philippines of Ramadan, the month of fasting, mainly because of Eid’l Fitr, which is considered a national holiday.

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

Write it down!

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Read, Read more, we’re constantly exhorting kids, sometimes accompanied by the promise that the more they read, the more successful they will be in life.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

St. Luke

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When I was asked to deliver a commencement speech for St. Luke’s medical school, the first topic that came to my mind was, what else or who else but the saint himself. Physicians know him as their patron saint (which is why we have St. Luke’s hospital and the medical school) and some will remember him as the author of one of the four canonical gospels in the New Testament. But that’s about it.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why we stay

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Last Thursday, the University of the Philippines’ board of regents appointed me chancellor of UP Diliman, the flagship campus, and although my term did not officially start until March 2, I had to hit the ground running, including arranging for transfers of responsibilities from being a college dean. I’m glad to say, too, that both in UP and the Inquirer, I have been given the go-signal to continue doing this column, thanks in part to readers who wrote in to convince me to continue.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Winds, waves, wars, words’ (2)

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Last Monday I delivered a keynote speech at Tabaoan, a conference of writers organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. I adopted the theme of the conference, “Winds, waves, wars, words,” as the title of my keynote.

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

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  • No threat of coup, new AFP chief Catapang assures
  • P500M in DAP funds went to Iloilo multi-purpose dam in Iloilo – DBM
  • DAP mostly poured into no-impact spending – IBON
  • Impeach raps vs Aquino will not pass Congress—INQUIRER.net poll
  • Sports

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  • PLDT shakes off pesky Air Force, claims match in 3 sets
  • PLDT refunds tickets; MVP apologizes
  • Eagles alone on top at 3-0
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  • Lifestyle

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  • Sun Life offers a complete health and wealth solution
  • 30 women vie for 2014 Mutya title
  • We will miss The Tivoli
  • Bidding goodbye–with a nine-course degustation dinner
  • Entertainment

  • Aljur Abrenica wants to leave GMA-7
  • Claudine Barretto’s lawyer on Raymart Santiago: ‘Defensive much?’
  • Wahlburgers’ premieres tonight
  • And then there were four
  • Agents of Ambush, July 24, 2014
  • Business

  • SEC approves GT Capital’s P12B bond offering
  • S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings; Dow drops
  • New team seen curbing corruption
  • 500,000-ton hike in rice imports set
  • Is electronic evidence admissible in criminal cases?
  • Technology

  • China deletes Web reports on blow-up giant toad
  • Get paid for posting? Social networking’s new twist
  • Home Stand game cancellation triggers online fury
  • Google made failed bid for Spotify—report
  • US agency goes off topic, tweets about Kim Kardashian
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, July 24, 2014
  • The disappointed
  • Mad about the DAP
  • For what?
  • ‘Raining humans’
  • Global Nation

  • Fil-Am youth pushes advocacy on PH typhoon relief system
  • Naia Terminal 3 to become fully operational by end of July
  • No Filipinos on crashed Taiwanese plane
  • Fil-Am is behind Kwoller, the price-tracking mobile app for shoppers
  • Young Fil-Am leaders in PH for ‘immersion’
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