Balance is the key

Ivan A. Panistante - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2022

Just keep your balance! These words of my cousin who taught me how to drive a motorcycle echo in my mind. Learning to drive entails more than just maneuvering your motorcycle, accelerating, braking, and applying the throttle.…

Rest in peace

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 09/25/2022

The story is told about an old man who made a “roll call” of his children from his deathbed. When the last one said: “Present,” he opened his eyes and shouted: “What? You are all here? Who…

Count people, not money

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 09/24/2022

The dollar-peso rate is merely how some green paper that Americans accept for their products is bartered for some multicolored paper that we Filipinos accept for our products. Regardless of its fascination for journalists, it doesn’t affect…

In difficult times

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2022

Except for about 5 million families in the Philippines, the balance of about 21 million is too vulnerable because of the current economic conditions. With that many households looking to the government for varying levels of support,…

Gov’t must stop being a gambling lord

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/22/2022

What’s the difference between our government and underworld gangsters when it comes to their involvement in gambling? None. Both are immoral opportunists who take advantage of people’s addiction to gambling in order to reap tons of money.…

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Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 09/21/2022

A few months ago, before the elections, my doctor and I were discussing my column. He wondered where the vividness of my descriptions of martial law came from; I was too young then, he said. I was…

Flowers for Lolas: Three decades of Filipina  comfort women’s fight for justice

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/20/2022

A Mass and flowers were offered last Saturday at the Redemptorist Church grounds in Baclaran, Parañaque to mark the 30th anniversary of Filipina comfort women’s fight for justice. Thirty years ago, it was on Sept. 18, 1992…

Neglecting our vital assets

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/20/2022

For someone like me who regularly pores over comparative data on our country relative to its Southeast Asian neighbors, it’s easy to feel hopeless and helpless about our country’s future, seeing us at the bottom in too…

My mother’s tongue

Aureen Kyle Mandap - @inquirerdotnet 09/19/2022

I’m the first woman in four generations on my mother’s side who has a diploma. Growing up, I prided myself in my achievements. If I were asked to count the number of awards I have, I wouldn’t…

Race against forgetting the fight for freedom

Pooled Editorial 09/19/2022

FIFTY years is a long time, long enough for memories to fade. But what happened on September 21, 1972, will stand out despite the years because the dictatorship that followed was not mere chismis (gossip). On that…

Travel light

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2022

The story is told about a priest who patiently waited at a gasoline station to have his car filled with gas. When his turn came, the gas station attendant said: “Sorry, Father, it seems that everyone waits…

Budget’s role in growth and governance

Dindo Manhit - @inquirerdotnet 09/17/2022

The National Expenditure Program (NEP) is now being reviewed by the House committee on appropriations. Themed as the “Agenda for Prosperity: Economic Transformation Towards Inclusivity and Sustainability,” the NEP for fiscal year 2023 is the first full-year…

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