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National need must dominate

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The contretemps that was the truck ban raises a very important question: Who’s in charge? I would have thought the Constitution is clear enough when it says in Article X Section 4 that “The President of the Philippines shall exercise general supervision over local governments.”

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ambivalence

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I did say you couldn’t just dismiss P-Noy’s “I hope it’s not me” as a joke, and his statements in Brussels the other day confirm it. Those statements, made before Pinoys in that country, show the quandary he is in and the ambivalence he feels in the face of it. He is of two minds about it, and you don’t quite know which one will win out in the end.

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

Proponents of GM rice ignore the risks

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Genetically modified (GM) rice, cleverly dubbed “golden rice” by its proponents, is rice whose genetic makeup is being manipulated so that its grains will contain beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is supposed to help prevent Vitamin A deficiency, a leading cause of blindness. Experiments have been ongoing, with the aim of introducing GM rice to the public in a couple of years.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Love in the grip of tyranny

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Like a thunderbolt in a dark and forbidding landscape, the character Sisa burst onto the stage and launched into an unforgettable, heartrending, four-hankie vocal and acting performance that might not be seen again in a long time.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The quagmire in Iraq and Syria

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It must feel terrible for US President Barack Obama to enter the final years of his presidency ordering air attacks against Islamist rebel forces in Iraq and Syria.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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