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Basketball and scholarships

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Basketball and scholarships don’t usually go together, but in a recent swing through three provinces in Central Visayas, Director-General Joel Villanueva of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) found the time to combine the game with the grant of scholarships to deserving young people, most of whose futures had been compromised by the effects of Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

SC RH decision: first skirmish in long legal war

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All purple-clad advocates defeated in the Supreme Court decision upholding the Reproductive Health Law are the most outrageous, most inane and most ideology-driven anti-RH arguments that have no place in rational debate, much less in our highest court of law.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Heart of the matter

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It’s one of those fortitude-challenging predicaments in this country that you don’t just have to win once, you have to win them again and again. Reproductive Health (RH) is one of them.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Life and death

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Socrates Villegas is the new head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. He marked the event by saying the Church would continue to pursue its role of critical collaboration with government.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Conscience vote

In a pastoral letter read Sunday in the churches of the archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Archbishop Socrates Villegas made a forceful argument for a conscience vote in the May 13 elections. Unlike his pastoral letter last December equating contraception with corruption, Sunday’s epistle used premises and reached conclusions which we could agree with almost entirely. There was only one, but significant, exception.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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