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Macabre joke

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Inter the embalmed body of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Sen. Francis Escudero suggested on, of all days, the 42nd anniversary of the imposition of martial law.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘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 »

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