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  • Challenge accepted!

    Challenge accepted!

    Who is the latest to have taken the ice bucket challenge? In the past week, social media and even broadcast networks have foisted upon us videos of celebrities and ordinary citizens  getting doused with a bucket of ice-cold water. The challenge intends to promote awareness of the amyotrophic lateral...
  • Lingering doubts

    Lingering doubts

    Bleary-eyed lawmakers pore over the proposed budget of the Aquino administration for next year, poking into blobs of appropriations with tag prices running into billions of pesos. They perform their task, not in isolation, because the entire country is looking over their shoulders. The devil is in the...
  • Economic growth is not enough

    Economic growth is not enough

    The economy appears to be back on its growth path after expanding 6.4 percent in the second quarter of the year and weathering a slow infrastructure spending and Manila’s truck ban that partly raised the prices of commodities. The country’s economic performance is impressive if we go by the gross...
  • Our daily grind

    Our daily grind

    We experience hostility every day as millions of workers and students in Metro Manila are reminded that their government does not care about them. Sure, the President calls them his bosses. That term, however, gets more hollow by the day. As if finding a job and hanging on to it, or being able to afford an...
  • With us or against us

    With us or against us

    FORGET all the talk about inclusive growth. At its very heart, the Aquino administration is really about excluding, not including others in its so-called reform agenda. The message begins at the top and permeates to President Aquino’s subalterns and his faithful followers, who take their cue from the...

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Challenge accepted!

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Challenge accepted!Who is the latest to have taken the ice bucket challenge? In the past week, social media and even broadcast networks have foisted upon us videos of celebrities...

Grace and geeks

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Grace and geeksI am not a fan of Senator Grace Poe, but I must grant that what she did last Friday gave the concept of “senate investigation” more gravitas.

Now it’s Macau that’s mad at China

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Now it’s Macau that’s mad at ChinaBy William Pesek As China struggles to bring Hong Kong to heel, it suddenly has another problem child on its hands: Macau, the tiny island-state on China’s...

Lingering doubts

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Lingering doubtsBleary-eyed lawmakers pore over the proposed budget of the Aquino administration for next year, poking into blobs of appropriations with tag prices running into...

Bashing Binay

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Bashing BinayWho wants to bash Vice President Jejomar Binay? Certainly his political rivals in the 2016 presidential elections want to. That is a given; the Vice President is,...

Pulling down an innocent man

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Pulling down an innocent manThis column truly wonders whether those people in the Commission on Audit are escapees from the national psychiatric hospital or are raving mad dogs unleashed by...

Reform imperatives, according to FVR

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Reform imperatives, according to FVRThis is the third and final part of a series of columns I have been writing on a speech Fidel V. Ramos (FVR), my former boss when he was president from 1992-1996,...

Menarche, sex, and aging

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Menarche, sex, and agingSo, what’s wrong with Mommy D. having a relationship with a younger man? Laughter.

Government should not operate media

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Government should not operate mediaThe media are often referred to as the fourth branch of the national government.  When the system of checks and balances fails between and among the three...

Economic growth is not enough

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Economic growth is not enoughThe economy appears to be back on its growth path after expanding 6.4 percent in the second quarter of the year and weathering a slow infrastructure spending and...

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