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Needed: national triage

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Watching the news on TV these days is an exercise that vexes the soul, irritates the senses, and moves the heart.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The politics and ethics of giving

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In an ideal world, the truly benevolent give for no other reason than that their cup overflows. They expect nothing in return from the recipients of their bounty. No recognition, no fawning show of gratitude. In turn, the beneficiaries accept help only because of a pressing need, and usually, in spite of their pride.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Celebrating the Filipino family

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Thirty-five years ago, when Jollibee opened its first outlet in what was once an ice-cream parlor in Cubao, no one could have predicted that it would grow into the country’s largest fast-food chain. When I first laid eyes on this original outlet (I am a certified Cubao girl, having grown up just a few blocks [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

PRC’s ‘fee’ clarified

For clarification, may we request you to publish our response to the letter “‘Administrative fee’ of Red Cross?” by Walter P. Komarnicki (Inquirer, 7/21/12). Our sincere thanks to Komarnicki for his letter to the editor, and for donating his blood through the Australian Red Cross.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Administrative fee’ of Red Cross?

A relative of my wife was recently in a hospital where his B-type blood needed to be “cross-matched” with several donations, which was fine but for the ever-constant P1,500 “administrative fee” per bag of blood.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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