Sense of mission

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/29/2022

Did you hear about a man who had such a strong sense of mission, and who was so passionate in solving problems, such that whenever he saw any vehicle with the sign “4×4” he would go write:…

It was a disaster waiting to happen

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 05/27/2022

Inquirer’s banner story two days ago: “Court finds Marcopper liable for 1993 disaster.” Yes, after all hell broke loose in Marinduque 28 years and five months ago and after a 21-year legal battle. The 30-plus plaintiffs, the…

‘Ang galing ng Pilipino’

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 05/26/2022

Let’s take a step away from the politics, shall we? According to the World Population Review, the average height in the Philippines is pegged at 63.7 inches. That’s about 5’3”. Now, despite that minute detail, the world…

Going beyond the tests and the textbooks

Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 05/25/2022

Our school standards have once again been questioned these last few months. There was “Pinoy Big Brother” and “MaJoHa”; a module that targeted opposition personalities; the twisted history and misunderstandings of science online. Then, there are the…

Basketball as a nuisance sport

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/24/2022

Basketball is everywhere in the Philippines: on public sports complex, on street corners, and on television screens from north to south of the archipelago. The sport is further nurtured by the school system, from primary school up…

Bouncing back

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/24/2022

Now that the first-quarter growth figures are out, I thought I’d take a closer look at how the economy is growing. The report was a surprise to many, as most analysts had expected the gross domestic product…

Solving the party-list fiasco

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 05/23/2022

In “Talk to the People” days ago, President Duterte asked his successor (without naming who) to abolish the party-list system. THE PARTY-LIST WAS BORROWED BY OUR 1987 CONSTITUTION from the parliaments of Europe and imbedded it into…

May God bless our goodbyes

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/22/2022

I remember a fun-filled “hide-and-seek” moment one moonlit night when we were children which turned scary when one of our friends could not be located. We all frantically looked for him, shouting his name, but he was…

Watch poverty, not economic growth

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 05/21/2022

Social Weather Stations has just issued the first report from its April 19-27, 2022 survey: “43% of Filipino families feel Poor; 34% feel Borderline Poor, 23% feel Not Poor,” www.sws.org.ph, 5/18/22. It is the 133rd Self-Rated Poverty…

Protecting history

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 05/20/2022

Whenever I reflect on the sorry state of the country, I always remember the time my father cut me off from whining by declaring: “You don’t know what you are talking about. You think your life is…

Public-private partnership against COVID-19

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 05/19/2022

Over the last 25 months, a public-private partnership has quietly been working behind the scenes with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) in the battle against COVID-19. Known as Task Force…

Available, accessible, affordable food for all

Gary B. Teves - @inquirerdotnet 05/18/2022

Food security, which pertains to the availability, accessibility, and affordability of food, has long been among the top concerns of most Filipinos. Even during periods of abundant harvests, farm produce is hardly accessible or difficult to bring…

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