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Full support for Cebu airport project

We’re glad Rina Jimenez-David has taken a keen interest in the modernization of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (“Still on the Cebu airport,” Opinion, 4/11/14). Allow us, however, to clarify some of the issues she raised.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

What has stalled the peace process

In her column “Dogs and Cats” (At Large, 4/1/14), Rina Jimenez-David wrote a smirking take on our arrest. She chose to dwell on the official version of the arrest and joined in muddling some real questions.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Women make their move


We don’t know who planned it, or even if it was planned at all. But we are seeing a timely, significant, and maybe even groundbreaking confluence of events this year and next year, which has at its heart the agreements and outcomes of an unprecedented series of international conferences in the 1990s and 2000s.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cha-cha-cha for women


As yesterday’s editorial pointed out, it hasn’t been a straightforward, unimpeded march toward gender equality in the country.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Women legislators in action


Rare is the time when government officials and politicians cross interchamber borders to heap praise on each other. But during the celebration of International Women’s Day (which is officially marked tomorrow, March 8) at the House of Representatives, congresswomen led the adoption of HR 53 commending Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman “for her strong commitment to public service and selfless dedication to alleviate the plight of disaster-stricken Filipinos.”

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘The Superstar’


Filipinos today, movie fans especially, would be bemused to realize what a groundbreaking phenomenon Nora Aunor was when she broke into show business as “The Superstar.”

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Blame and doubt in rape


It seems the increasingly complicated story of the “Vhong-Deniece-Cedric-Roxanne” alleged rape(s) and vigilante-style beating has captured the attention and imagination even of Filipinos living abroad.

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

Another Edsa story


Twenty-eight years ago today, I was nine months pregnant and both impatiently waiting for the birth of my second child and wishing the blessed event would not take place just yet because we had yet to overthrow the Marcoses.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Time-bending and hustling


If there’s one thing the movie “Winter’s Tale” accomplished, it may be this: driving moviegoers back to print. More specifically, I wouldn’t be surprised if bookstores see a sudden surge in sales for “Winter’s Tale” the book, written by Mark Helprin in 1983.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Here’s to Valentine’s skeptics


When I was a child, in Maryknoll, the all-girls school I went to, Feb. 14 was celebrated not as a Day for Lovers, but as a Day for Showing Your Love—to your teachers, your parents, and your classmates.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

From SM to Sochi


Some readers may still remember the movie “Cool Runnings,” the 1993 film about the fantastical, almost absurd attempt of a team from Jamaica to compete in the men’s bobsled event in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Giving voice to women for peace


Irene Santiago of the Mindanao Commission on Women and lead convener of the “Women’s Peace Table” (WPT) shares this account of a European diplomat from the front lines of the Balkan conflict.

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



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