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Hayaang muling mabuhay

Published 16 April, 2017 at 8:57 PM

Ngayong araw ipinagdiriwang ng maraming Pilipino ang Muling Pagkabuhay ni Hesus—ang batayan at sandigan ng pananampalatayang Kristiyano. Mula sa tradisyunal...

“Memories of People Power”

Published 13 April, 2017 at 10:52 AM

AMONG my memories of the 1986 people’s power experience one stands out above the rest. It took place a day after people had converged outside the military...

On pointless online wars and weightless opposition

Published 09 April, 2017 at 7:53 AM

We have a problem with social media and politics in the Philippines. Much has already been said about the pro-Duterte trolls and pages. We all know the...

“Hindi tayo ang ating nakaraan”

Published 09 April, 2017 at 7:47 AM

“Hindi tayo ang ating nakaraan (We are not our past).” These were the words echoed by Former Senator Bongbong Marcos in his bid for the second highest...

Capitalizing Development

Published 09 April, 2017 at 7:38 AM

YOU WAKE up from a thoughtless sleep in your quaint home, as the sun rises over the horizon of town. The room then becomes filled with the aroma of garlic from...

A New Hope

Published 08 April, 2017 at 2:11 PM

At the start of the year 2016, Erik Matti wrote an opinion article for the Philippine Star titled “The future of Philippine cinema is not bright”. He...

For A & J

Published 08 April, 2017 at 1:42 PM

Annie was a grade school teacher. Johnny was a PAL employee. They were from very different worlds and backgrounds. Both did not think that they would find each...

In response to reflection

Published 08 April, 2017 at 1:33 PM

“A Day of Reflection” This was the theme of the first EDSA I anniversary under the Duterte administration –seemingly a thinly-veiled attempt to...

The Making of an Emmanuel Goldstein

Published 03 March, 2017 at 4:25 PM

In one of the unforgettable scenes of George Orwell’s 1984, Ingsoc (English socialism) party members of the fascist Oceania superstate are invited to watch a...

What It Means to Hope

Published 03 March, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Let me begin with an apology for the pretentious title. Who am I to write about hope? What about hope can I possibly share that philosophers like Marcel or our...

Who I’m making myself pretty for

Published 03 March, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Since I’ve started wearing make-up, I’ve received some encouraging compliments and tips from friends and the occasional befuddled stare when people (mostly...

“If you don’t know what you want to be”

Published 02 March, 2017 at 3:00 PM

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is the quintessential question of every family gathering. For the longest time, I always had the same answer: a...

Our economy badly needs tax reform— what’s stopping it?

Published 02 March, 2017 at 2:53 PM

MUCH INK has been spilt over the recent proposal to increase the excise tax on fuel— transport groups, senators, and netizens alike are up in arms over the...

Calculated cruelty

Published 02 March, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Kindness as currency has become somewhat of a norm. We exchange niceties for things we need and then leave people hanging with empty promises of seeing each...

Who watches the watchman?

Published 02 March, 2017 at 2:39 PM

According to the count maintained by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as of press time, 2,034 suspected criminals have been killed outside the confines of the...