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The man who wanted to be pope


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When he was a kid, Jeffrey Tarayao had the loftiest of dreams—to become Pope. He had read about the lives of popes at fifth grade and decided early on that should he become head of the church, he would be called Pope Francis, a carry-over from the Franciscan-run school he had attended.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Becoming Human Again


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Six months after super typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Samar and Leyte with relentless ferocity, the multi-purpose hall in Barangay Sulod, Basey, Samar remains in abject disrepair.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

How poor eyesight led to a great vision


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She originally wanted to become a family physician, but Penny Robredo Bundoc, who is visually impaired, sort of stumbled upon rehab medicine. It was an accident of fate that had meant a world of difference to Filipinos with disabilities.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Saying Yes to YAS


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During one of their early outreach programs to this sleepy town in Iloilo, Karla Gutierrez, artistic managing director of the Philippine Opera Company (POC), recalled how surprised she was at the crowd turnout for that night’s performance.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Finding the Heart of Music


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When the lights go on, the amps start humming, and the roar of the crowd fills their ears, the last thing on any musician’s mind is: “Do I have enough health coverage?”

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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