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So’s gambit declined

Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mind, body, sports

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The new season of the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) has started, so I thought I’d write about sports.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Toward a ‘Rio Consensus’

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Conveniently scheduled at the end of the World Cup, leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meet in Brazil in mid-July for a meeting that presents them with a truly historic opportunity. While in Brazil, the BRICS countries hope to establish a new development bank and reserve currency pool arrangement.

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

We Filipinos can claim ‘arnis’ as our own

A few days from now, we will be celebrating the 116th anniversary of our Independence Day. It does not mean we don’t need others to live.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Editorials

It’s an old tradition that threatens to be toppled like an ancient pine tree, but it’s hanging on. Last May 22, carvers celebrated the Pa-ot Festival in Tuba, Benguet, to draw attention to the “endangered” treasure that is Ifugao carving.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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