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  • Questions for the Justice secretary

    Questions for the Justice secretary

    JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima’s rush to investigate Vice President Jejomar Binay over allegations of corruption raises several troubling questions that she cannot ignore because they cast doubt on her competence, motives and impartiality. While she is correct in saying that the Vice President cannot...
  • Captain Backfire

    Captain Backfire

    IN what should be the perfect time to show the people that he could be the best next leader of this country, Interior and Local Governments Secretary Manuel Roxas II once again showed he is all talk and little else.  Last week, during the commemoration of the first anniversary of the earthquake in...
  • The worst of both worlds

    The worst of both worlds

    FOR the first time, Vice President Jejomar Binay last week spoke out in public against the Aquino administration of which he is a part. In a conference of public attorneys, Binay took the Justice Department to task for failing to prosecute those responsible for anomalous transactions in the President’s...
  • Where hatred  can take us

    Where hatred can take us

    The country is emotional, and deeply divided, on the killing of transgender woman Jennifer Laude. She was found dead a week ago at a motel in Olongapo City. A significant issue is the nationality of the alleged killer. Witnesses point to an American soldier who is in the Philippines through the Visiting...
  • Why is the trash here?

    Why is the trash here?

    The Bureau of Customs stinks, literally. Imported garbage inside 40-foot vans are rotting in the container yard. It cannot leave the premises, and officials are at a loss how to send it back. The BOC is caught in a garbage trap. The smelly merchandise in 50 container vans keep many tongues wagging about its...

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Governance as local

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Governance as localThis week, 10 projects from eight local government units were recognized by the Galing Pook Foundation for their real and tangible impact on the lives of...

Flip, flop, flip

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Flip, flop, flipThey appear to have gotten it right the first time. Then they said they got it  all wrong, before they declared again this week that they were right all...

Undiscovered country

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Undiscovered countryThe province of Zamboanga del Norte (ZDN), blanketed by groves and forests, its shores washed by the sea, is perhaps one of the last bastions of unspoiled...

An imminent breakaway

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An imminent breakawayFor more than four years since President Aquino came to power, I have been asking friends why he hates his predecessor, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, so...

A very strange friendship

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A very strange friendship“Cordial but not jovial” was how the meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay was described.

Preparation instead of emergency powers

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Preparation instead of emergency powersThe need for emergency powers to address the impending energy crisis is nothing more really than an issue of lack of preparation. 

Scotland and Negros

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Scotland and NegrosHaving made many visits to that part of the United Kingdom in the course of a long period of residence in that country, I followed with very close interest the...

Forecasting is risky

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Forecasting is riskyBy Noah SmithA while ago, I wrote about the people who warned in 2010 that quantitative easing would result in inflation, but who didn’t seem to change...

Questions for the Justice secretary

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Questions for the Justice secretaryJUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima’s rush to investigate Vice President Jejomar Binay over allegations of corruption raises several troubling questions that...

Fooling Francis

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Fooling FrancisSomehow, the message should reach Pope Francis: the government seems hell-bent on sabotaging the pontiff’s visit to the Philippines in January, not only by...

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