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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 »

Fixers out to prey on WWII vets

Fixers are again on the prowl to victimize World War II veterans.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Best to de-link ‘security’ ties with Japan from old issues

Inquirer’s June 27 editorial titled “Japan on our mind” well expresses the attitude of the nation regarding its new relationship with Japan and our request for her assistance amid our growing dispute with China.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

War clouds over the Pacific

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On Dec. 26, 2013, the first anniversary of his second term in office, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo which honors some 2.5 million Japanese war dead, including those convicted of war crimes during World War II.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Metanoia: the Manila you don’t (yet) know

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I’m freezing purple in my office that looks out over the desert where construction workers are laboring in 40C heat at 10 a.m. What initially drew my attention to the window was the consistently flat sky. Hours from now I’d be staring at a sun that’s so bored it can’t even bother setting until night [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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