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  • Fooling us all over again

    Fooling us all over again

    IT has been three weeks now since the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, Janet Lim Napoles, was transferred from her detention cell in a police camp in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, to a government hospital in Makati. Napoles, accused of plundering billions from public coffers by channeling development funds to...
  • Another homecoming

    Another homecoming

    Over the weekend, a Philippine Airlines flight from San Francisco carried a controversial passenger—one Lucila Jessica “Gigi” Reyes—back to Philippine soil. Reyes is the erstwhile chief-of-staff` of Senate minority leader and former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Enrile is one of...
  • Mar unravels

    Mar unravels

    Once upon a time, a Wharton-educated scion of a prominent family was seen as presidential timber. His initial foray into government seemed promising. Serving on two previous administrations, Manuel Roxas II capitalized on his investment banking experience. He projected an image of competence and...
  • Not so straight, after all

    Not so straight, after all

    PRESIDENT Aquino makes much of his straight path policy, holding it out as the difference between his administration and that of his predecessor. But for people who are not blinded by the yellow propaganda machine, it has become obvious that his path is not so straight after all. In the wake of a scandal in...
  • Suffering as a way of life

    Suffering as a way of life

    For many in this Catholic country, the Holy Week is a time to recount the suffering of Jesus Christ on behalf of mankind. He did not have to suffer, the faith tells us, because he was the Son of God, but he did so anyway to save the world from eternal damnation. This damnation we deserve because of our sins....

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Fooling us all over again

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Fooling us all over againIT has been three weeks now since the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, Janet Lim Napoles, was transferred from her detention cell in a police camp in...

Worst in class, again

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Worst in class, againAs anyone who’s gone outside the Philippines will tell you, our local Internet connection speeds are so pitifully slow, we might as well still be using...

The Constitution rejects it, but SC says it’s the new law

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The Constitution rejects it, but SC says it’s the new lawWherever I have gone these last few days, I have been warmly “congratulated” by friends, acquaintances and total strangers alike on our supposed...

Acts of contrition, humility

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Acts of contrition, humilityOver the Holy Week period, we witnessed rare acts of humility and contrition. President Benigno S. Aquino III apologized to the public for the breakdown of the...

Tragedy at Customs

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Tragedy at CustomsMy wife and I had lunch one day at our favorite restaurant and it was a great study on what people do these days in the wake of the Internet and social...

South China Sea imperialism

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South China Sea imperialismIn his April 14 Forbes Magazine column, former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew seems to justify China’s territorial expansionism in the South China...

Another homecoming

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Another homecomingOver the weekend, a Philippine Airlines flight from San Francisco carried a controversial passenger—one Lucila Jessica “Gigi” Reyes—back...

Marred Roxas

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Marred RoxasIn December 2008, at an anti-administration rally in Makati, members of the staff of then opposition Senator Mar Roxas urged reporters covering the event not to...

From hell to Galilee

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From hell to GalileeEvery year, on Black Saturday, while preparing for an all night Easter Vigil of the Neocatechumenal Way that my wife and I have been attending for more than 25...

Remembering the old days

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Remembering the old daysI have been a journalist for over half a century and have walked the corridors of power. My biggest frustration is that I have long wanted to write my...

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