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Water torture

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A stature on a bridge in Bruges honors the martyr John Nepomucene, ordered drowned by King Wenceslau, according to one narrative, after his tongue was torn out, because he would not disclose what the queen had confessed—a reminder that neither the government nor the general public has any right to know what transpired between Vice President Jejomar Binay and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. If the Vice President had gone to the bishops for confession.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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 »

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