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In our small way

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The story is told about an Ilocano who donated blood for a German who needed surgery. He was thrifty and frugal, so imagine his surprise when the German gave him a BMW out of gratitude. Later he donated blood again, but this time the German gifted him with fruits and a thank-you card. When he asked the German why, the latter said: “That’s because I now have Ilocano blood within me!”

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hearing and remembering

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Theh story is told about a senior citizen who frantically reported to the police that he couldn’t find his car keys and his car in the mall parking lot. He then called his wife and told her of his predicament, but before he could finish, she said: “Didn’t you hear what I said before I dropped you off that I will come back for you? Now will you please come and tell this policeman who stopped me that I have not stolen your car!”

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gift for Pope Francis

The visit of Pope Francis in January 2015 is a beautiful occasion to roll out a campaign for waste prevention and reduction. His visit will coincide with the first-ever observance of “Zero Waste Month” under Proclamation No. 760, which President Aquino issued last May 5.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »


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The story is told about a group of priests who were engrossed in a “weighty” subject matter. One of them said, “My doctor told me I am obese.” Another said, “I am obese 1.” And the next said, “I am obese 2!” Just then, the bishop walked in and they asked him if he was obese. And his response was: “Yes I am Obispo!”

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Heart to heart

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The story is told about a priest who was preaching about loving one’s enemies. When he asked the gathered faithful who among them had plenty of enemies, no hand was raised. When he asked who among them had a few enemies, a few raised their hands. When he asked who among them had no enemies, an old parishioner raised his hand. When the priest asked him why, he said, “Father, I am 102 years old, and all my enemies are dead.”

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »



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