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  • Life work

    Life work

    A Filipino scientist this week received top distinction from Europe’s premier geosciences bureau. Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, who heads the government’s Project NOAH -- Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards -- was given the Plinius Medal by the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria...
  • Remember the rage

    Remember the rage

    Janet Lim Napoles is more popularly known for being the Queen of Pork Barrel, the mastermind/ engineer/architect of a scam that involved the grave misuse of taxpayers’ money. She is in jail, however, for an entirely different thing – serious illegal detention for holding her relative Benhur Luy...
  • Standard conversations

    Standard conversations

    The first Standard Talks forum was held Wednesday, with resource persons discussing the pros and cons of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. The bill is up for deliberation in both Houses of Congress, and its legislative journey has not been smooth. Early on, it had been assailed by numerous sectors as violative of the...
  • Abuse of position

    Abuse of position

    EVEN when he was just a failed coup leader, Antonio Trillanes IV was touched with megalomania, a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, omnipotence and inflated self-esteem. With an amnesty from President Benigno Aquino III, in 2010, Trillanes escaped legal...
  • On whose behalf?

    On whose behalf?

    The controversy surrounding the use of aliases by some of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s top officials and negotiators has blown up in the face of negotiators and representatives of the Philippine government. Professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer defended MILF negotiator Mohagher Iqbal’s use of...

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Life work

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Life workA Filipino scientist this week received top distinction from Europe’s premier geosciences bureau.

In search of talent

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In search of talent Between trying to catch up on our reading and trying to observe some traditions, what got us preoccupied during the recent Holy Week was watching reruns of...

Two hours, one way

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Two hours, one waySince the office moved back to Makati last month, I have had to make adjustments to my work load and travel routines. One of the more mundane changes is on coming...

Asia’s Tough-Love Agenda for IMF

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Asia’s Tough-Love  Agenda for IMFRaghuram Rajan, the head of the Reserve Bank of India, has a theory for why wealthy economies have recently been underperforming: It’s because they’re...

Truth time

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Truth timeIt’s now plain that Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal – we shall refer to him by that name simply because we are so used...

Tugging at Uncle Sam’s coattails

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Tugging at Uncle Sam’s coattailsReports of the country’s top diplomat’s trip to Washington this month to ask for more sophisticated air and naval equipment to meet the challenge of...

RH Law turns one

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RH Law turns oneThe controversial Reproductive Health Law just turned one year old earlier this month.

Binay’s sinking ambition

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Binay’s sinking ambitionPart I The political ambition of Vice President Jejomar Binay is fast sinking.  Like a boxer, Binay appears to duck at every shadow he believes would hurt...

Going back to fishing

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Going back to fishingThis is the final of this series of Easter columns. And aptly, I end also with one of the last resurrection stories that the gospels tell us about.

The BBL deserves congressmen’s terrible English

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The BBL deserves congressmen’s terrible EnglishMany members of the House of Representatives should take a refresher course in basic English.  The hearings held last April 7 and 8 over the...

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