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  • Most unpresidential

    Most unpresidential

    President Benigno Aquino III cannot blame his critics for pointing out that he is perhaps the most unpresidential president who ever walked the halls of Malacañang. His reaction to the New York Times editorial on how he should never fancy a second term betrays all his pretensions to being a statesman....
  • 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...

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Most unpresidential

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Most unpresidentialPresident Benigno Aquino III cannot blame his critics for pointing out that he is perhaps the most unpresidential president who ever walked the halls of...

Secretary Pabaya

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Secretary PabayaA developed country, according to Enrique Penalosa, the mayor of Bogota, Colombia, is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public...

Good faith, regularity, and innocence

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Good faith, regularity, and innocenceIn the determination of criminal, civil and/or administrative liability, the judicial or quasi-judicial tribunal takes into account certain legal presumptions...

Worse than PDAF

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Worse than PDAFPresident Aquino, with a forked tongue, said that he was not interested in a second term. He should have stopped there if he were true to his parents’...

Runaway email

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Runaway emailI found in my work email yesterday morning about 60 emails on a common thread from various people.  It was very easy to spot the emails because they all had...

Charter change and the vice presidency

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Charter change and the vice presidencyThe 1987 Constitution certainly needs some amendments.  While the charter provided initial relief from an authoritarian regime, present times show that some...

Drilon assisted Abad with leading questions

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Drilon assisted Abad with leading questionsGiven the intensity of public feeling against the Disbursement Acceleration Program, Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio Abad, the program’s...

The danger remains

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The danger remainsNOBODY should take too much comfort in President Aquino’s assurances last week that he is not interested in a second term.

The right to be forgotten

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The right to  be forgottenThe scion of American constitutional law, Philippine constitutional tradition has accorded the freedom of the press an almost unsurpassable rank in our hierarchy...

The vaccination challenge

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The vaccination challengeCall it the Thirteen Million-Person March and it will happen this month.

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