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‘Speak, Memory’

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“Awakening of consciousness is a series of spaced splashes … until bright blocks of perception are formed … affording memory a slippery hold,” novelist Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his book “Speak, Memory.”

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Relentless master

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Next-door Malaysia dashed into the future this September by back-pedaling into the past. Its government has clamped back the 1948 Anti-Sedition Law.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Contrasts

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“Lights are stronger in the contrast.” Charles Dickens’ line came to mind when TV footage showed Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay clad in starched barong, flinging instructions at aides, trying to look, well, presidential. He did not differ from the suave but lagging-in-the-polls Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.

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

Painting rice cakes

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“You can’t dull hunger by painting rice cakes,” says an Asian proverb. That fits the new UP School of Economics paper by Melba V. Tutor titled “The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption.”

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Silver bullet

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“Eradication of poverty is not just about getting to zero,” explains United Nations Development Program administrator Helen Clark. “It’s also about staying there.” That’s the main thrust of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) titled “Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience.” “This is not about rocket science,” Clark adds. “Where people address vulnerabilities, development […]

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

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  • Binay stands pat on Marcos burial recommendation
  • Enzo Pastor’s family wants his ashes, custody of his sons
  • Sports

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  • Philippine Army fetes Dragon Boat Team
  • Playing less tennis extended my career, says Number 1 Serena
  • Badminton draw sets up Lin-Lee semi-final clash
  • The Nuvali Dirt Weekend 2014
  • Lifestyle

  • Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin’s no-packaging store
  • CDO’s Rodelsa Hall holds Next Moves dance concert
  • ‘Storybook’ exhibit at Art Underground
  • Young artists tackle environment in colorful exhibit
  • ‘Noli’ opera gets some updating for 21st- century audience
  • Entertainment

  • ‘Gutz’ made Annabelle Rama ‘famous’
  • Docu on Southeast Asian cinema debuts in Busan
  • Gloria Sevilla finds nth glory
  • Heard: Zanjoe Marudo on playing a gay dad
  • Gary V. goes on a hot streak in US, New Zealand, Australia
  • Business

  • US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff
  • High-flying dollar slips in Asia
  • Asian shares slip on profit-taking
  • Rare seahorses spotted for first time in PH
  • A power plant on every roof
  • Technology

  • Microsoft delays launch of Xbox in China – company
  • Filipino scientist helps make cooking on Mars possible
  • NASA’s MAVEN enters Mars orbit
  • Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ perfectly matches design with Octa Core performance
  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, September 22, 2014
  • Regime of lies
  • Binay’s was a cheap political speech
  • Winning, losing
  • Remembering Macario Sakay
  • Global Nation

  • Fresh batch of PH peacekeepers off to Haiti
  • Aegis Malaysia urged to explain derogatory video about PH
  • Stronger Asean response to climate change pressed
  • Filipina maid faces adultery rap in UAE
  • Gov’t spends P14.8 million for Aquino’s US trip
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