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  • 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....
  • Callous government

    Callous government

    REMARKS by two of the President’s spokesmen last week reveal just how callous this administration is when it comes to its responsibility to serve the public. Faced with growing discontent over the congested trains and long lines in the terminals of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) system, Presidential...
  • Grateful and fried

    Grateful and fried

    Maynilad Water helps us go through this year’s holy week ritual by cutting off supply. We experience a novel penitencia: a waterless holy week, and we thank Maynilad for it. We whip our backs with thongs to draw blood, we walk on our bare knees on the cement aisle of Baclaran church and then prostrate...
  • Air safety blacklist

    Air safety blacklist

    The United States finally removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, four years after finding Manila’s aviation standards wanting. The positive action by the US Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade local aviation facilities and services on Thursday to a higher air safety rating of...

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Not so straight, after all

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Not so straight, after allPRESIDENT Aquino makes much of his straight path policy, holding it out as the difference between his administration and that of his predecessor.

The lumad factor

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The lumad factorMindanao isn’t just the homeland of Muslims and Christians, both of whom are transplants to the island – the first from the Malay areas of the south...

‘Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s’

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‘Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s’Some of my  friends are quite pleased that the Supreme Court, while declaring  the Reproductive Health Law “not unconstitutional” and...

A dirty train of thoughts

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A dirty train of thoughtsHearing MRT manager Al Vitangcol defend himself against allegations of attempted extortion of the Czech company Inekon raised even more questions on his role in...

Can PH growth do double time?

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Can PH growth do double time?The Joint Foreign Chambers, through their Arangkada (Move Fast) program, wants the Philippines to double the rate of its economic growth per year to 9 percent --...

Apartments for rent

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Apartments for rentBy Ric M. Pinca A businessman, exasperated with the country’s wishy-washy investment regulations, once said investors should forget putting up industries....

Suffering as a way of life

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Suffering as a way of lifeFor many in this Catholic country, the Holy Week is a time to recount the suffering of Jesus Christ on behalf of mankind.

Unsinkable Al

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Unsinkable AlIf incessant charges of incompetence weren’t able to force him to quit, what chance do allegations of corruption have? Forget about the resilience of Manny...

Jurisprudence of conscientious objection

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Jurisprudence of conscientious objectionBoth the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and supporters of the Reproductive Health Law lauded the Supreme Court’s decision but for...

The story of The Son

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The story of The SonSanta Banana, President Aquino is blaming commuters who just want to have a smooth ride on the Metro Rail Transit! People have to stand in line for hours just to...

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