High-rise housing for the urban poor?

Mary Racelis - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2023

Don’t build houses for poor families unless the poor can afford them! Make sure they are at least adequate for decent living!” These are the caveats given by people long involved in urban poor housing to those…

CCP Pasinaya features Spanish influence in Philippine culture

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/07/2023

With the popularity of the TV series “Maria Clara at Ibarra,” the grounds of Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) during the Pasinaya Open House Festival served as a venue of showcasing Spanish-influenced dances, songs  and costumes.…

Jockeying Filipino creativity

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 02/07/2023

The members of the globally popular K-pop boy band BTS have begun their military conscription, and the South Korean economy is set to lose at least an estimated $5.9 billion, based on estimates reported by CNBC. This…

Nature-based solutions in climate response

Analiza Rebuelta-Teh - @inquirerdotnet 02/06/2023

The country’s Philippine Development Plan (PDP) (2023-2028) assessed the progress in environmental and climate action in the last six years as modest. Progress can be seen in the increase in forest cover by 3.03 percent from 2015…

Salt and light

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 02/05/2023

There are two kinds of chicharon (pork rind): may laman, i.e., with meat, or walang laman, i.e., just skin, no meat. * * * In today’s Gospel (Matthew 5: 13-16), Jesus tells us to be “salt of…

GNP has expenditure sectors, too

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 02/04/2023

The gross national product (GNP) of the Philippines is the money value of all goods and services produced in a given time period by Filipino entities. As a measure of aggregate economic activity, it works; more GNP…

School suicides

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/03/2023

Some 404 basic education students, according to Department of Education (DepEd) figures, committed suicide in academic year 2021-2022. That figure is not small, considering that 2,147 students in the same period did not succeed in doing so.…

Mental health, front and center

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 02/02/2023

I was alerted early in the morning by a concerned former teacher and long-time correspondent, Professor Mamaril, about this newspaper’s front page headlining the student mental health crisis, as reported by the Department of Education (DepEd) at…

Whales as symbols of life, death and hope

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/01/2023

Whales are associated with compassion and solitude, and knowledge of both life and death. Whales play special roles in the history and culture of Cadiz City in Negros, Occidental as it is called the City of Whales.…

The Bible, misused

Inez Ponce De Leon - @inquirer.net 02/01/2023

Jan. 29 was National Bible Sunday. Sadly, its celebration all year round consists of posting Bible quotes pulled out of context. Social media is full of verses used to silence debates, quash dissent, and defend wrongdoing. To…

PiTiK: Good news and bad

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/31/2023

With the release of fourth-quarter data on gross domestic product (GDP) last week, it’s worth doing another “PiTiK test” on the Philippine economy. Like the way people often test fruit for ripeness or materials for durability with…

Wake-up call

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 01/30/2023

What lies ahead? Head trauma. A septuagenarian aunt of a friend was visiting from the United States and accidentally hit her head when she slipped in the bathroom. There was no loss of consciousness or visible contusions.…

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