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  • Trash talk

    Trash talk

    Amid the frenzy of Filipino Catholics over the five-day visit of Pope Francis earlier this month, there were a few things that threatened to cast shadows. First was the offensive speech of President Benigno Aquino III as he welcomed the pontiff at the palace. Mr. Aquino squandered his opportunity to set a...
  • Deciding Estrada’s fate

    Deciding Estrada’s fate

    The Supreme Court has decided to retain Joseph Estrada as mayor of Manila, dismissing allegations that his pardon, as a convicted plunderer, was conditional. The pardon granted by former president Gloria Arroyo in 2007 was absolute, the court ruled. But the issue has political undertones; questions hang in...
  • Huge oil savings

    Huge oil savings

    The era of cheap domestic pump prices will lead to increased consumer spending as savings of as much as $6 billion, or roughly P268 billion, are pumped into the financial system. Finance Undersecretary Gil  Beltran made the conservative estimate this week, noting that the Philippines would save the...
  • Spontaneous reaction, festering spite

    Spontaneous reaction, festering...

    United States president Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night made headlines for the way it was spoken as much as for what it contained. Obama centered on empowering the middle class, riding on the rebound of the economy after the tumult of previous years. The US president likened...
  • On a global scale

    On a global scale

    As the world’s most influential individuals and organizations converge in the resort town of Davos in Switzerland this week, we are reminded that the gap between the rich and the poor is an ill that plagues not just the Philippines but the world at large. According to international non-government...

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Trash talk

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Trash talkAmid the frenzy of Filipino Catholics over the five-day visit of Pope Francis earlier this month, there were a few things that threatened to cast shadows.

More chances to travel in 2015

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More chances to travel in 2015The recent visit of the Pope was also a harbinger of sorts for what’s in store for Filipinos in 2015: more long weekends! This is because most Philippine...

Character building

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Character building“You’re from Valenzuela? As in Valenzuela, Bulacan?” I get that a lot, to which I always reply with a smile: “It used to be part of...

Running the Saudi family business

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Running the Saudi family businessBy Justin Fox The family business has proved to be a remarkably durable institution. Far from being pushed aside by more modern forms such as the shareholderowned...

Deciding Estrada’s fate

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Deciding Estrada’s fateThe Supreme Court has decided to retain Joseph Estrada as mayor of Manila, dismissing allegations that his pardon, as a convicted plunderer, was conditional. The...

On The same page

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On The same pagePOPE FRANCIS IS ATTUNED TO THE PLIGHT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS Pope Francis left us three recurring themes in homilies he delivered at events during his...

P.S. to the papal visit

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P.S. to the papal visitAt first I just wanted to keep my peace and not join the frenzy surrounding the pope’s visit.

The Catholic Church in the Philippines after 1986

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The Catholic Church in the Philippines after 1986Top officials of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines were the ones who derived the most benefits from the recent state visit of Pope Francis. This...

A visitor from France

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A visitor from FranceThis week, we had an important visitor, less known than Pope Francis, but on climate change definitely as important than the pontiff. Indeed, Nicolas Hulot,...

An unguided missile

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An unguided missilePresidential spokesman Herminio Coloma, Jr. was off-tangent in coming to the defense of his boss, President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III, who himself was...

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