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What a difference a year makes

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The last time P-Noy delivered the State of the Nation Address, he was triumphant. Last year’s Sona was the longest by far, lasting more than an hour.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Let there be freedom of choice on Bt ‘talong’

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The poor state of the nation must already be coming out of your ears, so today I will save you the irritation by switching to a controversy also close to the stomach. This is the development of a variety of eggplant resistant to pests, the Bt talong, through biotechnology.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

From Surakarta village to Merdeka Palace

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In the presidential election held last July 9, a former furniture maker from Surakarta in Central Java, Joko Widodo, was declared the winner over retired general Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo was once married to Siti Hediati Suharto, daughter of the late Indonesian strongman who ruled the nation for some 30 years after the fall of President Sukarno.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Requiem for the symbol

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Five years ago, there was an impassioned outburst of national emotions. Cory Aquino had just died on Aug. 1. Requiem Masses were held throughout the country. Flags were flown at half-staff. Erstwhile foes praised her as the “mother of the nation,” a “national treasure.”

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Banking on Bangsamoro

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The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro on March 27 was a historic moment for the Philippine government and the Bangsamoro people, promising to usher in a more peaceful, more prosperous future for Mindanao and the rest of the country.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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