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  • Volatile oil prices

    Volatile oil prices

    Plunging oil prices in the world market are a boon to the Philippines and other countries that are heavily dependent on the imported commodity. They immediately translate into lower inflation, increase the budgets of households by way of lower transport fares and electricity rates, increase consumer spending...
  • An old story

    An old story

    It’s a prison compound where the convicted are supposed to be paying for their sins by having their liberty—and all other privileges attached to it— taken away from them. On paper, that is. In real life, the National Bilibid Prison, as we’ve known in bits and pieces all along, is just...
  • Hollow words

    Hollow words

    DURING the recent graduation rites of the Armed Forces Officer Candidate Courses, President Aquino was again on his high horse, urging the fresh graduates to shy away from corrupt practices. “It requires a different kind of courage and honor when faced with temptations as you serve the country,”...
  • High-level talks

    High-level talks

    At the last minute of the 32-hour extension of the two-week discussions in Lima, Peru, all 195 countries represented at the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change finally arrived at an agreement:  A document from which to move forward to achieve a legally...
  • Wishful thinking

    Wishful thinking

    REACTING to a recent survey showing a rise in his trust and approval ratings, President Aquino seemed hardly able to conceal his glee and engaged in some unseemly self congratulation. “I think my ratings will go up further before I step down,” he said. “Perhaps my highest ratings will be...

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Volatile oil prices

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Volatile oil pricesPlunging oil prices in the world market are a boon to the Philippines and other countries that are heavily dependent on the imported commodity. They immediately...

VFA is not the problem

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VFA is not the problem“The custody of any United States personnel over whom the Philippines is to exercise jurisdiction shall immediately reside with the United States military...

Gadgets for Christmas

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Gadgets for ChristmasApple leads in producing and selling the hottest gadgets of 2014 and well into 2015.

Just enough

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Just enoughAny sensible entrepreneur would add to the production costs of his good or service an amount which is enough to give him a reasonable profit margin. He then sets...

Paying the price for corruption

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Paying the price for corruptionIn “The 2013 National Household Survey on Experience with Corruption in the Philippines” commissioned by the Office of the Ombudsman, it was revealed...

Pakistan’s unfinished fight

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Pakistan’s unfinished fightBloomberg editorial After the massacre of 132 children Tuesday at a military-run school in Peshawar, no Pakistani should be under any illusions about the nature...

Obama ends the Castro regime

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Obama ends the Castro regimeBloomberg editorial This week, President Barack Obama stood behind a lectern in the Cabinet Room of the White House and announced the end of the Castro era. His...

An old story

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An old storyIt’s a prison compound where the convicted are supposed to be paying for their sins by having their liberty—and all other privileges attached to...

At his pleasure

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At his pleasureIf the head of the country’s penal system cannot be expected to resign in the aftermath of the ongoing scandal at the national penitentiary, then he must be...

Take custody of Pemberton now

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Take custody of Pemberton nowWith the issuance of the warrant of arrest against Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton of the United States Marine Corps for the murder of Jennifer Laude, it is now...

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