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‘POOR’ appeals for Senate’s support

We, the fast-diminishing remnants of the country’s decades-long underprivileged “members of POOR” (pension-less old-age and optional retirees under Republic Act No. 1616), most respectfully make this urgent appeal principally to our Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto and to the other senators of the 16th Congress: Please revive and steer Senate Bill No. 2854 […]

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gov’t doesn’t know P-Noy’s bosses

This is in reaction to the news item titled “DOH: where are the poor?” (News, 8/1/13) I felt sad and enraged to read about Health Secretary Enrique Ona saying his department could not locate the addresses of the poor, the reason it could not deliver their PhilHealth cards.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The Catholic Church—ally of the poor

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For the past 50 years the Catholic Church has been the most reliable ally of the urban poor. This may not be true with all parts of the Church or at all times, but in comparison with other powerful institutions, the Church has been outstanding in this regard. It has campaigned for justice and dignity for the poor. In times of trouble it has extended a protective arm to everyone working in poor areas for the people’s well-being. In times of sorrow the Church has been compassionate.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Too many condos for the rich but none for the poor

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Isn’t it ironic that with all the gleaming high-rise condominium buildings mushrooming all over the urban areas, there is no housing for poor squatters? Everything is for the rich.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A carousel of names

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Reader reaction to Viewpoint’s “Persisting Massacre” (Inquirer, 12/18/12) flooded in. This column sought to provide context for today’s reproductive health bill controversy. The “Massacre of the Innocents” in Bethlehem, Auschwitz’s gassing of children, high infant mortality rates here, and Connecticut’s carnage of 20 kids aged six to seven were cited.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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