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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 »

Napoles scam from a distance

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The Napoles scam will mark, hopefully, a historic milestone in the country’s painful progress toward political maturity, with the righteous conviction and punishment of powerful, formerly untouchable, politicians.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Making a list…

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…And checking it twice. It is the Easter, not the Christmas, season. But, like Santa’s, Janet Napoles’ list of participants in the pork barrel scam would identify who else have been naughty in their choice of NGO beneficiaries.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Misalignment in education?

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Let a thousand flowers bloom! With the end of the academic year, it is harvest time again for colleges and universities. Over 550,000 graduates are hoping they will not be left withering on the vine.

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

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