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Fighting over Jesus Christ

WE CALL this week Holy Week because it commemorates the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The 1.7 billion professing Christians worldwide, however,...

The unchristian etymology of Easter

IT’S CERTAINLY not flattering to the Christian world that the word Easter traces back its history to the pagan festival honoring Ishtar – the...

The controversial Holy Week

TODAY is Palm Sunday. It commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem atop a donkey as crowds greet him with palm branches, shouting “Hosanna!” It’s a...

I like steak but…

HEART diseases are among the biggest claimants of lives anywhere in the world. The hardest hit are the rich who can splurge on the...

Overspending is never fun

DURING a restaurant dinner with a friend, I noticed him looking at his right palm. I wondered why, knowing he is no believer in...

Looking back to the ‘beginning’

HAS it been 38 long years already? That question reminds me of the cliché, “Time flies.” But there’s another saying that says the contrary, “Time stays;...

A millionaire is no longer rich

THERE was a time when millionaires honestly thought they would outlive their wealth, but that is no longer true today when everybody can earn...

‘Hospiphobia’ should be in the dictionary

IF I WERE to coin a word, I would coin “hospiphobia” to define fear of hospitalization. The sick go to the hospital to recover...

What more does PECO want?

LET us momentarily take the side of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) crying “foul” over the impending implementation of the law (Republic Act 11212) granting...

Reading the agnostics between the lines

THE AGNOSTIC stands between the theist and the atheist. He believes that it is not possible to know whether God exists or not. I have...

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