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Back to Edsa

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It was the first time the Edsa celebration was held outside Edsa, and the idea was inspired.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rock the boat

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CBCP head Socrates Villegas isn’t at all thrilled by Rolling Stone magazine’s article on Pope Francis. His unhappiness doesn’t stem from the fact that his boss has become a virtual rock star. Nor does his unhappiness stem from the fact that his boss is discouraging more piety by trivializing doctrine, noting that attendance at Mass has shot up in this country since last year.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Better weird than never

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I had thought of writing about it earlier, but it got waylaid by far more important things. “It” is the minor version of Pacquiao vs. Rios, which is the match between Juan Ponce Enrile and Miriam Defensor-Santiago. What waylaid it was the passing of Nelson Mandela, which put everything on hold, as it should. It’s not just that some things are more important than others, it’s that this was a case of choosing between the sublime and the paralytic. I chose the sublime.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

End of the world

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Either we’re devout Christians or we won’t let anything, especially a minor thing like the end of the world, get in the way of our Christmas preparations. The resolute foraging into tiangge in search of the perfect, and cheap, gift is in full swing, with no one particularly minding the possible intrusion of the end of the world before the gift-giving on Noche Buena or Christmas Eve. The Mayan calendar presumably predicts that to happen on Dec. 21.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Tale of two cities

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It’s interesting to look at the differences in political cultures between the United States and us as seen in our elections.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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