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  • Rotten tomatoes

    Rotten tomatoes

    The Civil Service Commission this week announced it was establishing a hotline that citizens could call to complain about abusive public officials. Complaints may range from extortion to fixing especially among those offices directly dealing with the public. The complaints will then be forwarded to the...
  • The real state of the nation

    The real state of the nation

    EVERY year, the President addresses a joint session of Congress and the Filipino people to report on the state of the nation. The address usually focuses on the administration’s achievements in the previous year, and its plans for the next 12 months. By these measures alone, President Aquino’s...
  • Shameless senators

    Shameless senators

    ‘SHAMEFUL’ does not begin to describe the behavior of most senators during last week’s sham hearing on the administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program. The Senate finance committee had called the hearing purportedly to grill government officials on serious allegations that...
  • A gala event

    A gala event

    Every fourth Monday of July, the president of the nation goes to the plenary hall of the House of Representatives and delivers the State of the Nation Address. It’s the most important speech of the year where the chief executive details the performance of his or her administration and gives the people a...
  • Hot air development

    Hot air development

    The Aquino administration created a P150 billion special fund in the national budget for a program that officials said would stimulate the economy. It would produce jobs, more goods and services and result in increased income for Filipinos, the officials said. So far, it has also produced a lot of hot air....

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Rotten tomatoes

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Rotten tomatoesThe Civil Service Commission this week announced it was establishing a hotline that citizens could call to complain about abusive public officials.

Deja vu

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Deja vuWe’re already experiencing the natural calamities, the power outages and other flashbacks from the Cory administration. If this current Aquino...

A decent Sona

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A decent SonaI would have wanted to hear his policy directions for the last two years of his term, which he had nothing to say about. Still, PNoy’s latest State of the...

Adding insult to injury

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Adding insult to injuryPresident Aquino may not realize it, but when he spoke of filing in Congress a supplemental budget to continue to enhance the economy, he effectively admitted...

DAP Junior

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DAP JuniorThe State of the Nation Addresses of presidents in the recent past have all been long. President Aquino’s latest Sona was no different. It was 95 minutes...

Congressional oversight and hospital modernization

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Congressional oversight and hospital modernizationBesides lawmaking, one very important function of Congress is oversight. This function is integral to Section 21 of Article VI of the Philippine...

Our fashionation with the SONA

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Our fashionation with the SONAThe SONA (State of the Nation Address)—President’s report to the people, or fashion show?

Commissioning BNPP will require political will

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Commissioning BNPP will require political willIn April 1993, the publisher of the major newspaper for which I wrote a business column asked me to observe and write about the trial in the US Federal Court of...

The real state of the nation

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The real state of the nationEVERY year, the President addresses a joint session of Congress and the Filipino people to report on the state of the nation. The address usually focuses on the...

Soap opera

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Soap operaThe “Soap Opera Ni Aquino,” as some are now calling it, has made some of his supporters in social media all gushy and sympathetic.

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