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‘Light’ comes to village

How big a difference do we make in the lives of other people?

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Humanizing the bureaucracy

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Mention the word “bureaucracy,” and people are likely to take it as a detested term for long delays, inefficiency, clerical ineptness, petty arrogance, and lack of empathy. This is all so ironic. For bureaucracy, in its original sense, referred to the most rational form of organization ever invented—a “regime of experts,” wrote Max Weber, its foremost theoretician.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fortified legislature

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In most democracies, the legislature is the most powerful branch of government because it represents and expresses the sovereign will of the people. This is especially true in parliamentary systems. Here, the chief executives, called prime ministers, are elected by and owe absolute loyalty to parliament. Once parliament loses confidence in them for whatever reason, they are deposed. The tripartite separation of powers finds no application in parliamentary governments.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bridging cultures, time and sensibility

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To many, albeit religious Catholic, Filipinos, this city is most famous for the shrine that was built on the site believed to be where the Blessed Mother spent her last years and died.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fade away

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The story is told about a woman who was about to place her bet at a casino table. An attractive gentleman beside her whispered to her: “Bet your age, madam.” To impress him, she put her bet on number 25. When number 30 came out, she collapsed.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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