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Pork in the 2015 budget

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago objects to the passage of the proposed national budget for 2015 because, among other things, it harbors pork barrel allocations, and thus violates the Supreme Court decision striking down the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Undocumented

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We know only too well what it means to have an undocumented relative living abroad. A parent dies and one of the children could not be at the funeral. An explanation, about invalid papers, is offered in hushed tones: “Hindi pa ayos ang papeles.” Or, we ask why someone very bright, with a college degree from a top university, could get only low-paying menial jobs after so many years living in the United States. And again, we are told: “Wala pa kasing papeles.”

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A child’s rights

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The mass media recently performed their most outstanding function in society by showing the disturbing picture of a severely emaciated child lying naked on the cement floor of what was supposed to be the reception facility for Manila’s street children.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

In defense of politics

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The word “politics” or “pulitika” has been so abused and so misunderstood in our society that there is probably a need to clarify what it means. The concept comes out so badly in everyday usage that it is no longer recognizable except as a synonym for everything that is negative in public life.

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

Why the Senate takes on investigative functions

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If Vice President Jejomar Binay wishes to put a stop to the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s hearings on the corruption allegations against him, the person to talk to is not President Aquino. P-Noy is neither a senator nor a member of Binay’s party. Why would he use his own political capital to bail him out?

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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