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  • An intolerance of critics

    An intolerance of critics

    AT a restaurant in Moscow in early 2014, travel show host Anthony Bourdain spoke with Boris Nemtsov about, among other things, the latter’s investigative report of the just-concluded Sochi Winter Olympics held in the country. It was an odd choice for the Winter Games, Nemtsov said, because Sochi was the...
  • Scare tactics

    Scare tactics

    WITH its peace plan fraying at the edges in the wake of the massacre of 44 police commandos at the hands of Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, the Aquino administration is trying desperately to rescue its agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) by ramming through the constitutionally...
  • Resilience in concrete terms

    Resilience in concrete terms

    Francois Hollande, the president of France, came to the Philippines last week to see for himself the damage wrought by typhoon Yolanda, international name Haiyan, in November 2013. Together with his team, Mr. Hollande visited the municipality of Guiuan in Eastern Samar where the monster howler made first...
  • Who’s the enemy?

    Who’s the enemy?

    During Wednesday’s Edsa People Power Anniversary commemoration -- the same occasion that inspired outrage and frustration from motorists and commuters who had to go to work amid hasty rerouting and the resulting monstrous traffic -- the chief executive branded those who were opposing the passage of the...
  • Decongesting Port of Manila

    Decongesting Port of Manila

    Traffic along the major routes leading to the Port of Manila will not get better unless the premier shipping gateway expands and decongests itself, or a dedicated highway is built for trucks that transport container vans. Traffic enforcers in Manila are also not helping to ease the situation. They have become...

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An intolerance of critics

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An intolerance of criticsAT a restaurant in Moscow in early 2014, travel show host Anthony Bourdain spoke with Boris Nemtsov about, among other things, the latter’s investigative...

Never sorry

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Never sorryWhat does President Noynoy Aquino have in common with undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.? One thing, at least: they are both obsessed with protecting...

Philippines and France, climate change allies

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Philippines and France, climate change alliesThankfully, last week, the country had some good news as we saw President Aquino rise up to the occasion on the important issue of climate change. This was during...

Why PNoy can’t say ‘I’m sorry’

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Why PNoy can’t say ‘I’m sorry’I find it strange that neither Social Weather Stations nor Pulse Asia has come out with poll surveys during the last quarter. These two firms usually come up with...

Still not getting it right

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Still not getting it rightThere’s good news and there’s bad news for the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda, particularly those who have still been unable to rebuild their homes,...

Tax exemption for an absentee congressman

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Tax exemption for an absentee congressmanSenator Aquilino Pimentel III wants a law granting his fellow politician – Sarangani Representative and world boxing champion Emmanuel “Manny”...

Govt must decide soon on new airport

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Govt must decide soon on new airportMany observers and analysts consider the administration of Benigno S. Aquino III as the most indecisive where public-sector investment is concerned, noting that...

Scare tactics

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Scare tacticsWITH its peace plan fraying at the edges in the wake of the massacre of 44 police commandos at the hands of Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, the Aquino...

Shifting boundaries

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Shifting boundariesThe venerable Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu, celebrated his birthday by going on nationwide television to declare that he could no longer...

What happens in Davao

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What happens in DavaoThe story is that on the few times the presidential convoy had gone  to Davao City, it had to obey the local speed limit rules which range, depending on the...

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