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A cure for Ebola?

For the longest time, the mere mention of Ebola evoked lurid images of sick and dying victims in a pool of blood and body fluids. With a 90-percent mortality rate, this fatal viral infection has decimated villages in Africa where epidemics break out periodically.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

DOTC at fault for MRT-3 breakdowns

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At the Senate hearing last Monday on the problems of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT3), the resource persons, all from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), made it appear that the owners of the train line, MRT Holdings, were at fault. (Resource persons from MRT Holdings were not invited to the hearing.) They even said that the DOTC would sue the owners for breach of contract for not buying more trains, in spite of the fact that the 500,000 passengers that ride the MRT every day cannot be accommodated with the present number of trains, and for its failure to maintain the trains properly.

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

The other three-fourths

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Last week, Grace Poe took the MRT from North Avenue to Taft. This wasn’t the first time she had taken a city train, she used to take the LRT to UP Manila in her college years.

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

Not worth the brag

Two economic stories highlighted the past week—one, the stellar growth of the country’s gross domestic product or GDP; the other, the 50 Filipino families and individuals in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest for 2014.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Hilaw’

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It was potentially explosive. It trotted out an explosive witness, one who knew whereof he spoke, having been party to the crime and willing to own up to it. It had an explosive target, who was nothing less than the Vice President, who was threatening to become the next president in two years’ time. And it had to do with an explosive scandal, a theft of billions that made the one Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla were accused of look like pickpocketing.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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