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Native, exotic

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When Typhoon “Glenda” roared through the Philippines last month, it left a trail of uprooted trees. We counted 138 of those uprooted trees at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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 »

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