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Ambivalence

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I did say you couldn’t just dismiss P-Noy’s “I hope it’s not me” as a joke, and his statements in Brussels the other day confirm it. Those statements, made before Pinoys in that country, show the quandary he is in and the ambivalence he feels in the face of it. He is of two minds about it, and you don’t quite know which one will win out in the end.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hope springs eternal

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I was curious to see how Jojo Binay would answer the charges being hurled against him at the Senate and postponed writing first thing in the morning last Monday, as is my wont, to listen to him. He was supposed to talk at 2 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center. His camp had advertised it beforehand as a 15-20-minute thing that would be “presidential” in tone and style. Not unlike, his spokespersons said, a State of the Nation Address.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Historic

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The forging of the Bangsamoro curbs the “human cost” of the conflict.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Still, a bad idea

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P-Noy could find himself alongside Gloria Macapagal Arroyo whose word is rubbery, with unsavory consequences for his credibility.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Interesting

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One, the interesting thing wasn’t that the crime was done by cops. There’s nothing interesting about that in this country, which has made “hulidap” a byword, a pun on holdup but with the added suggestion of a cop (huli, or to arrest) doing it. The interesting thing was that it was done by nearly a whole precinct.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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