Journey of a conscience

Victor Carmelo O. Diola - @inquirerdotnet 05/11/2022

I was 13 when martial law was declared. I was in the car with the guys I played basketball with when someone said that we were under martial law. It was my first encounter with the ominous-sounding…

Is unity possible?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/10/2022

If “change” was the buzzword in the 2016 presidential election that brought President Duterte into power, “unity” appears to be the word resonating in 2022. Both top contenders to the presidency cite it to be imperative for…

To my brother who is a first-time voter

Rachel Lois Gella - @inquirerdotnet 05/09/2022

I remember the first time you knocked on my bedroom door to borrow my copy of “The Republic” by Plato. At first, I was hesitant to lend you my books. I know how much you let your…

Wanted: Good shepherds!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/08/2022

If you want to know who a good shepherd is, perhaps it would be good to note that the word “shepherd” starts with “she.” —————— Happy Good Shepherd Sunday! In today’s Gospel (John 27, 30), Jesus, who…

Leave something for God to do

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 05/07/2022

Those words are not mine. I borrow them now from their original source, from the person I first heard them from within a particular context. It was sometime in December 2000. We were in the Archbishop’s Palace…

The color game

Christele Jao Amoyan - @inquirerdotnet 05/06/2022

The perya of my childhood once stood on a vacant lot of overgrown weeds and grazing chickens. No fairground ride runs in it—no rollercoaster, no carousel or Ferris wheel—but, as soon as dusk falls, this patchwork of…

An exceptional election

Edilberto C. de Jesus - @inquirerdotnet 05/05/2022

Whatever the outcome, the 2022 election campaign has been confounding. “Weird” was retired CJ Panganiban’s observation on poor-performing candidates attacking second placer Vice President Leni Robredo, rather than front-runner Ferdinand Marcos Jr., about whom they professed more…

Hidden campaign lessons

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 05/04/2022

The legend goes that the Castilian knight and warlord El Cid, having died in the middle of a siege, ended up with his corpse strapped onto his famed warhorse Babieca upon orders of his widow, Jimena, to…

‘Golden age’: Philippine and Russian versions

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 05/03/2022

In the recent Ukraine Defense Consultative Group Meeting in Germany hosted by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III, Nato countries and their allies resolved to provide heavy armaments to enable Ukraine to push back against President Vladimir…

Political Economics 101

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/03/2022

It is always interesting to analyze political economy especially during election time. Political economy is about how politics affects the economy and the economy affects politics. Economic conditions have a powerful impact on elections. Voters on different…

Withdraw the Comelec Precinct Finder

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 05/02/2022

To be assured of my precinct number for the coming elections, I accessed the vaunted “Precinct Finder” of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) at https:voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph. After answering the required questions, I was shocked with the result that…

One for the road

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/01/2022

Among drinkers, “one for the road” is an expression of taking one more drink before leaving the group or the gathering, but someone said that for senior citizens, it means going to the bathroom one more time…

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