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As the May 13 elections campaign careens into homestretch, many candidates get strident. There are 18,053 posts up for grabs—almost quadruple of that is the number of office seekers.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Beyond the blogs

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The Kris Aquino/James Yap and Chiz Escudero/Heart Evangelista brawls triggered a blogging frenzy. “There are more pressing concerns,” former Sen. Richard “Dick” Gordon protested. These range from Filipinos squeezed in the Sabah controversy to a severely strained school system. “Let’s keep our focus on issues that matter.”

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

About comments on my columns and blog

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I have been getting a fair share of comments on my columns and blog posts about the Reproductive Health bill issue. As one would expect, not everyone is willing to raise me to sainthood. Some would even consign me to the darker regions. It is interesting to note, however, that the comments are almost all anonymous, whatever that means.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Life does not begin at fertilization

In Neal Cruz’s column, “Enrile: RH bill hangs in balance in Senate” (Inquirer, 9/12/12), he says, “On contraception, Enrile echoed the Church’s argument that once fertilization takes place in the womb there already is life and we do not have the moral right to terminate life.”

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Conversing with a bishop

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A couple of days ago, Bishop Gabriel Reyes of the Diocese of Antipolo, writing under the stationery of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, published an ad in the Inquirer and Philippine Star, expressing his disagreement with the views of an unnamed columnist on the merits and demerits of the Reproductive Health bill. The regular readers of my columns in the Inquirer immediately recognized that the bishop was referring to me. I too recognized it immediately as referring to me.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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