Author Archives: cesmagsino

Proud to be Unique

This letter I wrote to the Inquirer appeared on March 29, 2018. We are talking about divorce again. To begin, let us be clear about what we mean by divorce. By it we understand the dissolution of the marriage bond that is brought about by the decree of a civil court or judge following the […]

Want to Teach Patriotism?

This letter appeared in the March 14, 2018 issue of the Inquirer. I included the title they gave it MAKE PH DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE, PATRIOTISM WILL FOLLOW The article by Jovic Yee, “Teachers to Pacman: Don’t look at us if Pinoys lack patriotism” (3/11/18), mentioned a plan by Sen. Manny Pacquiao to file a […]

Family Planning for Free

This letter appeared in the December 2, 2017 issue of the Inquirer. My attention was once drawn when I ate in a popular restaurant that offers free lunch for birthday celebrators. The small band singing the birthday song kept on doing so from table to table to table … The typical Filipino seems to have […]

Can you dissolve a marriage?

Here’s a letter to the Inquirer that provoked negative feedback (as usual). One person claimed he divorced and is now happily married. Anyway, the letter set off some people thinking about what we can do to protect marriage and help people with their marriage. LEGALIZING DIVORCE Philippine Daily Inquirer 8 Aug 2017 The Inquirer reported […]

Want to Arrive Sooner?

For the first time I got not too hostile comments in the on-line version of this letter to the editor of the Inquirer. The sad thing though is that they all agree that Filipino drivers are discourteous and undisciplined. Looks like we have a long way to go here. This letter appeared in the July […]

A Scientific Way to Stop HIV

Last May 29, the Inquirer printed a letter I sent the editors. As usual, they reserve for themselves the right to give it a title. For this letter they chose quite a provocative title: “2013 UNAIDS report lacks scientific basis”. One reader made this comment: that’s a lie. The report has cited many scientific papers […]

Humans and Humanity

This letter appeared in the March 21, 2017 issue of the Inquirer. I wish to commend the Inquirer for its March 7 editorial titled “Humane work.” It was an excellent defense of the lives of those who unfortunately have been addicted to illegal drugs. Its observation—that “given the chance, drug users can be rehabilitated”—is very […]