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So’s gambit declined

Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A man of the people

Our giant neighbor to the south, Indonesia, has just elected its seventh president in an unexpectedly close election. What makes the victory of Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, much better known as Jokowi, out of the ordinary, however, is not the tightness of the race (he still won a convincing 53 percent of the vote) but the back story of the winning candidate. He is the first Indonesian to be elected to the presidency who does not hail from the country’s political or military elite.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

The disappointed

The two impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino this week make for disappointing reading: Their premises are premature, their logic strained.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

When OFWs come home

There’s some good news from the manufacturing sector. As economist and professor Cielito Habito noted in his July 15 column in this paper, the sector is showing tremendous growth—an average of 8.1 percent in the last four years, against only 3 percent in 2004-2009.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Cruise tourism

Among the economic priorities of the Aquino administration, tourism is often cited as a low-hanging fruit given the number of destinations that the Philippines has to offer.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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