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Bereft and diminished

Juan Flavier’s passing bereaves not just his family, colleagues and friends but the nation as well. Tiny he may have been, yet what a gaping wound his death has left on the national psyche.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Our ‘doctor to the barrios’

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He was an inspired choice. Before accepting the post of health secretary, Dr. Juan Flavier was already known as the “Doctor to the Barrios,” having written a book (of the same title) on his experiences and insights while serving in the barrios of Nueva Ecija and Cavite. Here he shared, with humor and sensitivity, what he had learned from the simple barrio folk who taught him lessons he would bring, decades later, to his work at the Department of Health.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fr. Pierre Tritz @ 100, Erda @ 40

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Few people in this world get to be a century old. One of them is French-born Jesuit Fr. Pierre Tritz, who turned 100 last Sept. 19. The Mass and simple celebration on the 19th was cancelled because of Tropical Storm “Mario” that brought flooding in Metro Manila. The gathering is being set for another date.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A tribute to Cory

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As we mark this month the fifth anniversary of President Corazon C. Aquino’s passing, I humbly offer this personal tribute to an exemplary Filipino political leader and human being who brought great honor to our country and made us proud to be Filipinos:

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The ‘Dead Poets’ grow up

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I never realized how strongly my generation embraced “carpe diem” as its mantra until I woke up to see my Facebook feed flooded with quotes from Robin Williams’ 1989 movie “Dead Poets’ Society.”

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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