By Leandro “DD” Coronel
Raul S. Gonzalez, whose recent death the Inquirer reported (5/18/13), was truly an outstanding man of letters. He was a writer, editor, educator, public relations man, and mentor to many now-accomplished writers.
By Peter Angelo V. Perfecto
Today’s Business Matters column should have been written by Prof. Felipe “Fil” Alfonso. Unfortunately, Fil passed away last April 5, a week before he was to turn 76. His passing marks a loss to the business community, especially because of his passionate commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR), or what many refer to as the business of doing good.
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
Losing a friend as many and I have in William MacGregor Esposo, or Billy, despite our having accepted a long time ago that death was an active and constant threat to him, is always an emotional trauma. We who had been among Billy’s closest friends in the last two decades are not strangers to the dramas of life, not at our ages. And we have not been strangers to danger, excitement and radical change either – these had brought us together, kept us together, and made our friendships even stronger.
By Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas S. J.
Much has been said about the life and accomplishments of Fr. James Reuter. It is not easy to improve on or repeat in a better way what has already been said or written about him. Hence, let me just say a few words about him not as the public persona known to many Filipinos but simply as a Jesuit.
James Reuter SJ, the eminent Jesuit communicator, teacher and theater director, died just as the curtains were coming down on the past year.
By Neni Sta. Romana Cruz
We especially remember Doreen Gamboa Fernandez tomorrow, June 24, 10 years to the day we lost her unexpectedly from pneumonia complications while vacationing in New York.
By Ramon Farolan
First, words of welcome and bon voyage. During my stint with the Philippine foreign service in Indonesia after the Edsa Revolution, I had the good fortune of having on my staff two young, idealistic and hard-working junior officers who contributed much to the success of the mission in Jakarta. At that time both were vice [...]
By Nizam M. Pabil
My lola never smiled, but she made a lot of people smile. When she passed away last year after a heart attack, I thought of the many things that I would miss about her. I would miss the summer days when she allowed me to play with her beads. She sewed traditional beaded Meranao decorations [...]
By Ramon Farolan
When I was in grade school or possibly first year high school just after the end of World War II, I recall reciting before the class Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” My teacher was so pleased with my performance, she gave me a broad smile and commended me for the fine work I had done. At [...]