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Sinner or saint?


My good friend Mack Danayp (not his real name), at 82 years old, is a provocative thinker and a habitual tinkerer. He finds pleasure in out-of-the-box ideas to solve our country’s problems. His fertile imagination likes to dwell in a futuristic society.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Experts on deception say everyone lies

In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, Lance Armstrong talks to supporters prior to a run on Mont Royal Park in Montreal. Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer in 1996. Within minutes of Armstrong announcing he would step down as chairman of Livestrong, the foundation he created to support people with cancer, his longtime endorser Nike issued a statement saying it would be cutting sponsorship ties with the cyclist amid allegations of doping. Armstrong is said to be worth around $100 million, but most sponsors dropped him after USADA's scathing report—at the cost of tens of millions of dollars. AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, File

Lance Armstrong may have been branded liar and cheat of the month, but experts say he’s not as different from the rest of us as we’d like to believe.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Embracing our blessings as well as our curses


Back in 2000, I was invited to celebrate the Immaculate Conception Mass for the Loyola Schools or the college department of Ateneo de Manila. It was my first time to celebrate a school Mass for them, since from 1995 to 2000 my assignment was in the high school and grade school departments.

Posted: September 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

East meets West in UST’s international philosophy conference


MANILA, Philippines—The University of Santo Tomas is bridging the wisdom between East and West through what is probably the biggest gathering of philosophy scholars in Asia in the international conference “Thomism and Asian Cultures: Celebrating 400 Years of Dialogue Across Civilizations,” which runs May 23-26. The international conference is being held as part of the […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »