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Thank you, Zero Waste champion Roy Alvarez

The officers, members and staff of the EcoWaste Coalition express sadness for the untimely departure of Roy Alvarez, our former president (2010-2012), whom we hold in high esteem for his animated commitment to the pursuit of Zero Waste, a vision of a restored ecological order where nothing is wasted dumped or burned. As Zero Waste champion, Roy traveled across the country to propagate the values of “waste not, dump not, burn not” in countless community and school gatherings and to spread respect and love for Mother Earth.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The ‘Other House’

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When my brothers and I were young, we called this house the “Other House.” As a child, I walked with dad and measured its distance from our own house and concluded that it was merely 100 steps away. It was nice having my grandparents so near us; it was nice going over there to play by the beach.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Father Joe shook hell in ‘job heaven’

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Fr. Joe Dizon, 65, passed away on Nov. 4 because of complications due to diabetes. He will be missed by his fellow social activists, street parliamentarians, brother priests and, most of all, countless workers whom he helped through the Workers Assistance Center (WAC) that he founded and ran for almost 20 years.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The measure of a life

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Earlier this year, after being confined at the American Hospital in Paris following a bout with septicemia, Alberto “Doc Quasi” Romualdez wrote an open letter to all his friends, relatives and colleagues who had expressed their concern and wishes for a quick recovery.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Frank Chavez: ‘a good man, a truly great man’

Moved he must have been by two articles published by the Inquirer in October 2010 (“Are you smarter than a fifth grader?” and “Wood, with a gift for burning”), former Solicitor General Frank Chavez wrote me and offered “to represent you, free-of-charge, should you need legal assistance, because I believe in the justness of your cause and in the generational goodness it brings.”

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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