Education and the state of the Filipino family

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/14/2022

I went to a public elementary school in Pampanga in the 1950s. As I recall, the language that all my early grade teachers used was Kapampangan. My classmates and I learned how to read and write in…

Poverty seen from below

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 08/13/2022

The scale of poverty as seen from below, by the people, is very much larger than as seen from above, by the bureaucracy. Nearly half of household heads in the nation rate their families as Mahirap (Poor),…

Our pain or gain

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

“Hate speech in social media has been shredding the moral fiber of the nation. It motivates violence and destabilizes social glue and forbearance.” I saw these lines in an article I recently saw in Rappler, written, I…

COVID-19: From pandemic to endemic

Nicanor Austriaco - @inquirerdotnet 08/11/2022

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 outbreak that had begun just a few months earlier in Wuhan, China, was a global pandemic. A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide,…

In hatred and in haste

Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 08/10/2022

A few weeks ago, I was a keynote speaker for a national conference for educators. I talked about teaching critical thinking, which includes encouraging kids to read beyond headlines—and to read carefully before commenting on anything, whether…

Love where no spoken words exist

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/09/2022

“Sa edukasyon, magkakaroon sya ng  boses.” (In education, he will have a voice). One of the lines by mute teacher Miguel (JC DeVera) to the mother of a deaf child (who is a young talented visual artist)…

Our interconnected crises

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2022

The human costs of COVID-19 and how we managed it heightened grave threats to the nation’s future that had been looming even before the pandemic. We have a ticking time bomb in our midst that needs to…

Our umbilical core

Fatima Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 08/08/2022

Recently, I came across an article about Kayla Sanchez, a 21-year-old Olympic swimmer of Filipino descent who decided to uproot herself from Canada to become part of Team Pilipinas. My one immediate thought was how fortunate she…

‘Beautiful eyes!’

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/07/2022

One of the first things that Filipino families teach their children at a very early age is to close and open their hands (“close open, close open”), and to smile and show their “beautiful eyes!” * *…

How misinformation derails free speech

Adrian Monck - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2022

Own nothing, be happy. You might have heard the phrase. It started life as a screenshot, culled from the internet by an anonymous antisemitic account on the image board 4chan. “Own nothing, be happy—The Jew World Order…

Good news and bad

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2022

It is August. There are occasional rains but no major storms so far. We had a bad earthquake and many in the northern part of the country are still reeling from it. At the same time, considering…

Face-to-face classes

Edilberto C. de Jesus - @inquirerdotnet 08/04/2022

A rare consensus among experts from different disciplines point to the protracted suspension of classes, followed by the restrictions on face-to-face (F2F) instruction, as the biggest blow inflicted by the pandemic on education and society. The public…

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