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Still on the Cebu airport

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As a young man, recalls Sen. Serge Osmeña, he drove his father, the late senator Sergio Osmeña Jr., to the old VIP airport (on the site of Terminal 3) where his father boarded a small plane to Cebu with the late President Ramon Magsaysay.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Nitwits’ ride

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Editorial and TV desks are swamped, on Dec. 28, by features on practical jokes. The one fooled is ribbed: Na-Niños Inocentes ka. That jab refers to the feast of the Holy Innocents.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Unicef’s art auction and Trick or Treat

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Here’s good news for art lovers: You can now buy art pieces online by joining Unicef’s Auction for Action 2013. You can buy paintings, sculptures, jewelry and fashion accessories, furniture and home accessories, and special items by over 90 talented and outstanding Filipino artists.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Calling do-gooders

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October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” and to kick off the activities, “I Can Serve Foundation,” which promotes awareness of breast and cervical cancer and offers consultation to cancer survivors and their friends and family, is sponsoring the “Pink Positive Wellness Forum” and a free Breast and Cervical Cancer clinic.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Flour ‘dumping’

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Local flour millers are raising their voices against imported Turkish flour, which they claim is being “dumped” in the country.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aquino, no time for the poor

It now appears that the Aquino administration is indeed neglecting the victims of Typhoon “Pablo.” The spotlight is now on the young students among these victims: They are starting the new school year in tents provided by Unicef, using school materials that reportedly have been “scavenged.”

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Online art auction for the benefit of children

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Want to buy high-quality art pieces at discounted prices? Join Unicef’s art auction on Oct. 1-7. You may choose from 70 artworks by outstanding artists, from paintings to sculptures, to jewelry and fashion accessories, to furniture and home accessories, and other special items. Prices are discounted starting at 40 percent. What’s more, you may view [...]

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Critical threshold

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There is good news. Under-age-5 child death rates or “U5MR” were halved between 1990 and 2011. Two decades back 59 kids, out of every thousand births, never made it to age 5.

Posted: September 17th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Batang hamog’ and other children in the city

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In Talaingod, Davao del Norte, the end of the school day finds the children playing tag or a crude form of soccer on the grassy field in front of the local public school. The breeze blows in from the highway, while trees shield the children from the harshest effects of the waning sun. It is then that a thought strikes me: The children may belong to some of the poorest families in the province, if not the country, but in some ways, they are far luckier than children who go to public schools in Metro Manila.

Posted: March 10th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Milk and malnutrition after ‘Sendong’

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More than 40 days after the onslaught of floods brought on by Tropical Storm “Sendong,” there are good news and bad news.

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Clean air and an auction for children

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When I first heard about the “air cleaning” paint applied on the walls of the Guadalupe MRT Station in 2009, I greeted the news with raised eyebrows and not a small amount of skepticism. Just another marketing gimmick, I thought, grudgingly acknowledging the marketer’s adroit use of a new twist to selling paint. But it [...]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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