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‘Social firebrands’ dwindling

Amid the many scandals that have been rocking the country, it is disheartening to note that the number of our “social firebrands” is dwindling.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Let’s work together for the good of Filipino mothers

To be sure, the Supreme Court decision on the Reproductive Health (RH) Law has touched some people’s raw nerve. The Inquirer in its editorials of April 10 (“Win-win-lose”) and April 11 (“What’s next for RH”) reflects this mood, and its reaction is understandable. For years, its position has always been one of all-out support for RH.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Mangahas proposals have ‘antifarmer’ undertones

This is in reaction to Mahar Mangahas’s column titled “Maldistribution of rice” (Opinion, 3/22/14). It seems that his column is suggesting the “liberalization” of the Philippine rice industry by promoting “rice trade” in the context of “income and food security” rather than “self-sufficiency.” Mangahas delved into the possibility of removing the quantitative restriction on rice and opening a free market on imported rice instead.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

PH democracy’s last stand

This could be the 2016 elections. If good leaders emerge, the economy will grow and become inclusive. If not, hunger, poverty and desperation will hasten the nation’s descent into a failed state status. To avoid the latter, each and every Filipino must ensure a positive outcome in 2016.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Maynilad ‘obligated’ to cut water service

This is in reference to the editorial titled “Water warning” (4/13/14), which associated the Holy Week water service interruption of Maynilad with the dry season and the decreasing water level in Angat Dam.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Cunanan claims vs Bagatsing a fakehood

Dennis Cunanan claimed in recent news reports that the Technology Resource Center (TRC) under him processed PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) allocations from the office of Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing. In the affidavit he submitted to the Department of Justice, Cunanan also averred that the purported PDAF of Representative Bagatsing found their way from the TRC into bogus nongovernmental organizations linked to Janet Lim-Napoles. This claim by Cunanan is patently false. As stated emphatically by Representative Bagatsing, he never coursed his PDAF through the TRC and “has never endorsed Masaganang Ani or any NGO linked to Napoles.”

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Reply of SSS VP is a ‘nonresponse’

With all due respect, please allow me to react to the letter Marissu G. Bugante, vice president for public affairs of the Social Security System (“SSS benefits higher since January 2014,” Opinion, 4/7/14).
Bugante made that assertion in reply to Bernardo Peralta’s letter (“What, only 3 pension increases in 14 years?” Opinion, 3/11/14).

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Democracy under Aquino rule a tenuous claim

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Quezon Chapter strongly condemns the fatal attack against our colleague Rubylita Garcia, 52, a reporter for Remate.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gov’t walking out on duty to commuters

We dare Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma and the rest of the Aquino Cabinet to take the daily commute from their homes to their offices without using their gas-guzzling and non-environment-friendly SUVs before lecturing the commuting public on “using alternatives” to the Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Invulnerable’ senators

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Full support for Cebu airport project

We’re glad Rina Jimenez-David has taken a keen interest in the modernization of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (“Still on the Cebu airport,” Opinion, 4/11/14). Allow us, however, to clarify some of the issues she raised.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

MOA between BIR and PMA

Three years ago, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) tried to negotiate a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s deputy commissioner-operations group, Nelson M. Aspe, for a more professional and friendly relationship between physicians and the agency, particularly relative to their responsibilities in tax assessment, compliance and collection. I was in that meeting held at the Unilab Auditorium, but I am not privy as to the reason it failed to achieve its purpose.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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