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Inclusive corruption

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Inclusive growth is the mantra of the moment, echoed by a chorus of development experts and social activists and even by some politicians. We remain some distance away from this cherished goal. But if Makati whistle-blowers are to be believed, the country’s richest and most developed city is apparently achieving inclusive corruption.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Integrity Initiative

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This year’s Integrity Initiative summit focused the spotlight on Makati and the Senate inquiry into the allegedly overpriced City Hall Building II.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Guarding the guards

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The appearance of former Makati officials before the Senate blue ribbon committee investigating the city’s allegedly overpriced parking building has perked up public interest in the hearings.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ends and means

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Security forces have recaptured a convicted terrorist with possible intelligence about an imminent suicide bombing attack. Can you torture the terrorist’s child to extract information to avert the attack? A runaway train, nearing a diversion track, will crash into the railway station, killing scores of people. You can prevent the disaster by pushing a bystander […]

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Political persecution?

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The week began with a front-page story in the Inquirer reporting the result of the Supreme Court investigation concerning Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong. Tasked with the inquiry, retired Supreme Court justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez recommended Ong’s dismissal “for gross misconduct, dishonesty and impropriety.”

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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