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The Grand New Bilibid Hotel

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Following the Department of Justice’s raid of the detention quarters of the New Bilibid Prison’s very important prisoners last Monday, President Aquino expressed great alarm over the discovery of firearms in the possession of these dangerous detainees.

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

Deconstructing distrust

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Apart from their “approval/disapproval” of the job performance of top public officials and government institutions, Pulse Asia asks its informants to estimate the amount of “trust and distrust” they have for these officials and institutions. The correlation between these two ratings is remarkably high, suggesting that perhaps, in the Filipino mind, there is no meaningful […]

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Disaster management as political risk

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Largely because of the scale of the human tragedy caused last year by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” disaster management has become an increasingly politicized activity. Every calamity has become an occasion to judge the government’s suitability for public office. Every decision made by public officials has become a test of their electability.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Religion and the rest of society

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Perhaps not many people are aware that the Pope is not just the head of the Catholic Church but also the leader of a sovereign state, the Holy See.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Politics: why it’s the only game in town

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Having written a few columns on politics, I am often asked to comment on the probable course of political developments in our country in view of the 2016 presidential election.

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

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