Attitude not altitude

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 01/29/2023

It is interesting how we Filipinos call the warts removal procedure “tiis ganda,” i.e. to endure the pain, to become beautiful. * * * In today’s Gospel (Matthew 5:1-12), Jesus teaches us the beatitudes, the attitudes we…

Net Gainers reach +8

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 01/28/2023

As 2022 closed, after three pandemic years, the people getting better off have finally outnumbered those getting worse off. In the SWS December 2022 survey, there were 34 percent of Filipino adults saying their quality of life…

The power of perspective

Kat Palomo - @inquirerdotnet 01/27/2023

Rothko. Van Gogh. Monet. These artists, like many famous ones throughout history, have been known to have struggled with mental health conditions. Art and mental illness are also connected in the way that mental illness can influence…

Safety in our schools

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 01/26/2023

A school is a child’s second home. And to borrow lines from Abbott Elementary, “sometimes it’s even the first.” This is why teachers and administrators shouldn’t just focus on delivering academic content; they should also ensure that…

COVID in future history

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 01/25/2023

The 32nd-anniversary edition of my book “Rizal without the Overcoat” has two covers: both in striking red, identical except for the first run that has Rizal wearing a face mask, succeeding editions have him without a mask.…

Proposed Escrow provision in the Magna Carta  prejudicial  for seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/24/2023

The inclusion of an escrow provision in the pending Magna Carta for Filipino seafarers will adversely affect the legal battle for labor claims. The employers and manning agencies again proposed the provision which in essence aimed to…

The problem with eggs

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/24/2023

Eggs are the latest farm commodity to see significant price hikes, at a time when onions continue to be priced at scandalous levels that even exceed meat prices. Sugar prices remain at abnormally high levels, even as…

Here’s the rub

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 01/23/2023

“People make the world go round.” Listening intently and indulging in the serenity that keeps one company into the late night hours, I could not help but marvel at how this song, originally by The Stylistics in…

Are you following?

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 01/22/2023

The story is told about a little boy who was asked by the teacher to count. He readily answered, “One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10!” The teacher said, “Very good. What comes after…

The perennial problem of hunger

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 01/21/2023

In 2022, 12 percent of Filipino families experienced hunger at least once in the previous three months (“Fourth Quarter 2022 Social Weather Survey: Hunger moves from 11.3% to 11.8%,” www.sws.org.ph, 10/19/2023). The December 2022 round was SWS’…

Santo Niño de Tacloban

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 01/20/2023

That the Philippines has the longest Christmas season in the world may explain why the most popular celebrations on the first month of the year happen to be for the Nazareno de Quiapo (Jan. 9) and the…

Crying over onions

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 01/19/2023

When does an economic issue turn into a mental health issue? The world of mental health is quite expansive. It interacts with practically every facet of our lives. The moment something affects the way we think and…

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