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  • One step closer

    One step closer

    Rep. Leni Robredo, on her Facebook wall, said: “Finally, FOI was passed in the Committee level after 1 full year of deliberations, 9 Technical Working Group sessions, 24 different versions. A historic day for FOI advocates in the House.” The widow of the late Interior and Local Government...
  • Dry well

    Dry well

    ONCE upon a time, President Aquino extolled the virtues of a new breed of leaders from his own Liberal Party, to whom we could entrust the fate of the nation. The key, he said, was to find young leaders who could continue the program of “reforms” that he had begun. A year or two later, many of...
  • Five years on

    Five years on

    Five years ago today, 58 people were murdered in broad daylight in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao. Most of them were part of the convoy sent to file the certificate of candidacy of Esmael Mangudadatu; others simply happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. The killings spurred national outrage. The...
  • A deadly game of tag

    A deadly game of tag

    President Aquino and Armed Forces chief Gregorio Catapang shook hands. It was big news. Some people believe Aquino should be placed under quarantine for shaking the hands of Catapang. Catapang and Health Acting Secretary Janette Garin violated delicate quarantine procedures when they visited last week the 132...
  • Wasting time

    Wasting time

    The Lower House is at it again. Instead of focusing on priority bills like the 2015 budget and the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the ruling Liberal Party of President Aquino wants to push the possible impeachment of Vice President Jejomar Binay. The Nationalist People’s Coalition, an ally of the Liberal Party,...

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One step closer

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One step closerRep. Leni Robredo, on her Facebook wall, said: “Finally, FOI was passed in the Committee level after 1 full year of deliberations, 9 Technical Working Group...

Media’s creation

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Media’s creationIt makes sense for this government to ban a contingent of foreign media workers simply because they asked President Noynoy Aquino some uncomfortable questions.

Justice for coconut farmers

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Justice for coconut farmersThe Lakbayan in the 1980s, the Sumilao farmers almost a decade ago, and now the KM71 coconut farmers: once again, a march, and like Sumilao, from...

Shooting itself in the foot

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Shooting itself in the footThe blacklisting of nine Hong Kong journalists from the Philippines is one more example of the Aquino administration’s habit of shooting itself in the foot.

Not the perfect time to invest here (Part 1)

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Not the perfect time to invest here (Part 1)Last month, shopping mall and banking magnate Teresita Sy-Coson delivered an optimistic speech about what foreign investors can expect in the Philippines in...

Is Metro Manila ready for The Big One?

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Is Metro Manila ready for The Big One?There is one thing that Metro Manila shares with the western side of California. That is the fear that Metro Manila and the stretch of land from San Francisco to...

Is China building a mortgage bomb?

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Is China building a mortgage bomb?By William Pesek The first Chinese interest-rate cut in more than two years is a stark recognition that the world’s second-biggest economy is in...

Dry well

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Dry wellONCE upon a time, President Aquino extolled the virtues of a new breed of leaders from his own Liberal Party, to whom we could entrust the fate of the nation. The...

Genuine outcomes-based education

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Genuine outcomes-based educationLast Saturday, law deans and professors of the National Capital Region  met at the instance of the Legal Education Board to discuss what the upcoming...

Digital-age communication

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Digital-age communicationThe  ‘in’  fashion  accessory  nowadays is a  bracelet wrapped  in rubber. It ranks low in the bling index as it...

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