Not for women

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 01/18/2021

Last week, President Duterte regaled us with yet more of his thoughts on women. His proclamation that the presidency was not suited for women because of the latter’s “emotional set-up” was the latest in a string of…

Fiesta Señor and public prayer during pandemics

Jason Abellaneda Baguia - @inquirerdotnet 01/17/2021

The closure to the public of novena Mass for the 456th Fiesta Señor at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in Cebu City is saddening but necessary. As the Jan. 17 feast day for the Holy Child…

So how much is the ‘kick-vac’?

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2021

Remember Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s charge that the Philippines had the opportunity (he arranged it) to contract with Pfizer for the delivery of vaccines as early as January this year—and that the government flubbed it? Somebody…

Brown Americans and white Filipinos

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 01/15/2021

The participation of Filipinos in the assault on the US Capitol is so instructive of the mental twists that develop in the minds of Filipinos who wrench themselves from the “Philippine Islands” to relocate to the colonial…

The last cha-cha

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 01/14/2021

The House of Representatives is attempting the last cha-cha before the end of President Duterte’s term. The purpose of this last cha-cha attempt is as clear as mud. Senate President Tito Sotto revealed that President Duterte wants…

Spices and the Magellan expedition

Javier Galvan - @inquirerdotnet 01/13/2021

Ferdinand Magellan had never intended to circumnavigate the world. If he had not been killed in Mactan, he would have either stayed in the Moluccas or in Cebu as governor and adelantado, or he would have returned…

Defeatist mindsets

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/12/2021

A quote I once saw in a motivational poster struck me and stuck with me all through the years: “Think not of what could go wrong or why it won’t work; think of how to make it…

Shortchanging in Filipino seafarer’s remittances

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 01/12/2021

Filipino seafarers are being shortchanged in the conversion of their dollar remittances to pesos which a blogger described as a “thievery” in the maritime industry. It is a known practice of some unscrupulous manning agents to shave…

Yet another reckless police investigation

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 01/11/2021

Our country ushered in the year 2021 with the tragic death of 23-year-old flight attendant Christine Dacera right on New Year’s day itself. Dacera’s death has become tremendously heartbreaking, not because of the circumstances that led to…

Americans who follow Donald Trump

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/10/2021

Political observers who take more than a passing interest in American politics typically do so for the purpose of knowing how US democratic institutions function to get the nation through its most difficult political crises. This is…

Comparing democratic institutions — US vs PH

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/09/2021

Make no mistake, Reader. Democracy has been under vicious assault in the United States since before November. Last Wednesday’s mob march on the US Capitol was just the latest, egged on by the prime instigator, in a…

Lessons from America

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 01/08/2021

President Donald Trump has used his last remaining days in office to glibly incite his followers to sedition, wounding the soul of America so deeply in just the third time, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor…

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