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Undocumented

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We know only too well what it means to have an undocumented relative living abroad. A parent dies and one of the children could not be at the funeral. An explanation, about invalid papers, is offered in hushed tones: “Hindi pa ayos ang papeles.” Or, we ask why someone very bright, with a college degree from a top university, could get only low-paying menial jobs after so many years living in the United States. And again, we are told: “Wala pa kasing papeles.”

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

Thoughts on US Veterans Day

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“This isn’t a major, major holiday,” our hosts said of Veterans Day, which the United States celebrated Tuesday, even if most offices and schools were closed.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Isis a CIA-Mossad-MI5 creation?

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The supposed grand plan hits two birds with one stone: to pit Arab against Arab until they are too weak to face Israel, and to gather the Sunnis against Shiite Iran.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Qatar’s jihad

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Qatar may be tiny, but it is having a major impact across the Arab world. By propping up violent jihadists in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, while supporting the United States in its fight against them, this gas-rich speck of a country—the world’s wealthiest in per capita terms—has transformed itself from a regional gadfly into an international rogue elephant.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A lesson for the son

Ninoy Aquino had been warned. The most dramatic warning about the threats to his life came from the dictatorship’s resident drama queen, the Imeldific first lady herself. Imelda Marcos was still in peak form, indulging her self-perception as the Marcos regime’s most effective diplomat. But she failed. Against the advice of almost everyone he consulted, the opposition senator still decided to return home from three years’ exile in the United States. Upon arrival 31 years ago today, however, he met the fate he had repeatedly been warned against; he was killed in the airport that now bears his name.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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