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Abellanosa: Reflections on Cardinal Tagle
THE appointment of Cardinal Chito Tagle to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples is a thing to welcome. If I am not mistaken, he is the 2nd Filipino, so far, to hold such a high position in ...
Abellanosa: Duterte and the oligarchs
MANY have cheered President Rodrigo Duterte for what they call his bravery and decisiveness in this issue involving Maynilad and Manila Water. Once more, the president’s gesture is seen as the victory of the people’s interest over the so-called business ...
From 2 days ago
Abellanosa: The thing called Miss Universe
ORIGINALLY a “marketing stunt” by Pacific Knitting Mills in California, Miss Universe has evolved into a global phenomenon. That someone would write to her boss that she should be excused from being absent in order to support Philippine contestant Gazini ...
From 5 days ago
Abellanosa: Reflections on PISA 2018
THE Department of Education has issued a statement on the Philippines' ranking in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results. Sorry, but I have to say that DepEd is like a dog trying to lick its wounds. We ...
From 9 days ago
I GREW up thinking and feeling that Advent, like Lent, is a boring season in the Church’s liturgical cycle. For four Sundays, the color is dominantly purple. There is no singing of the Gloria, and the readings are about “waiting” ...
From 13 days ago
Abellanosa: Big words in the academe
IN TRYING to make themselves relevant in the face of a changing world, academic institutions use “big words.” “Interdisciplinarity” is one of them. An evidence of this is the offering of general education curriculum in college. Instead of single-discipline courses ...
From 22 days ago
Abellanosa: Again, the war on drugs
THE war on drugs (WOD) will not succeed. But let me qualify what I have said. It’s not that I don’t want any fight against illegal drugs to succeed. It can succeed and it must succeed within the realistic parameters ...
From 26 days ago
Abellanosa: Religion and disaster
DISASTERS are always tied to religion and the other way around. Since biblical times, floods, storms, and earthquakes have been seen as having something to do with divine will and power. There is a limit, however, in spiritualizing disasters. When ...
From 38 days ago
Abellanosa: Death, afterlife, and hope
WHAT awaits every person after death is something no one truly knows. Communities of believers have held in faith that there is an afterlife. Philosophically, however, no one really knows with certitude what is beyond the grave. It is practically ...
From 41 days ago
Abellanosa: Amazon Synod and 500 years
MUCH has been said and reported about the Amazon Synod in Rome. Depending on one's leaning and affiliation, the event may be interpreted either as a signal of ecclesial progression or regression. It is thus important to pay close attention ...
From 46 days ago