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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 »

Wild beasts

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You cannot imagine how the parents must feel. Both were abroad when it happened, working their asses off to feed their family and send one of the children to law school. That child was Marc Andre Marcos, who had just enrolled at the San Beda Law School, and what happened was that he died last [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Still, character

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P-Noy had some pretty uplifting things to say at the Asian Development Bank. “You (the ADB) have a commitment from my administration. Gone are the days when the funds you funnel to our country will end up like water leaking through a broken pail. We are prepared to follow through on our commitments, and you are by all means welcome to see if we’re living up to our word.

Posted: May 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fallen

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Alexis Montes recalled his ordeal. Upon their arrest, he and his group were “handcuffed with plastic wires and blindfolded with cloth reinforced by packing tape, and we remained that way for more than 36 hours.” He was forced to admit he was an NPA rebel, and when he denied it, “I would be hit in the chest.”

Posted: May 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Looking forward

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There’s a downside to it. At the very least, trying Renato Corona for betraying the public trust distracts from trying Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for thwarting the public will. For the next several months, the focus of public attention will not be on the second, it will be on the first. Unfortunately, the government has no choice. Corona is a huge roadblock in the daang matuwid, one that government has to remove first before getting to Arroyo.

Posted: December 19th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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