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No deal, Janet

Janet Napoles may reveal all she knows about the P10-billion pork barrel scam—but regardless of what she says, she cannot serve as state’s witness. She is not only alleged to be the scam’s very mastermind; she has also been accused, by whistle-blowers, who used to work for her, of earning hundreds of millions, if not billions, of pesos from the plunder of the pork barrel funds herself.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang

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Should Janet Lim-Napoles be made a state’s witness in the P10-billion pork barrel scam? The original whistle-blowers (Benhur Luy et al.) are opposed to it, the lawyers are divided, and the general public does not know what to think.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

MERS-CoV and mothers

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At the press conference for the stakeholders’ forum called “A Promise Renewed for Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (Universal Health),” members of the media were all agog over the possibility that MERS-CoV, or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, had reached the Philippines.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A graduation story

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We associate April and May with summer heat, which can be uncomfortable but still bearable compared to the financial burdens that come about during these months, more so for middle-class families, in a sense creating a prolonged Lenten penitensya or hardship.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The immortality of Christ

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Time is a river relentlessly surging from what unknown beginning to what incomprehensible end. Time is a timeless flow, absolutely beyond the grasp of men.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

PH foreign policy and ‘threat assessment’

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Our foreign policy is crafted in a professional manner. It is based on the universally used doctrine of “threat assessment.” Under this doctrine, a country identifies threats to its sovereignty as 1) active and ongoing; 2) immediate; 3) potential; and 4) remote. (This model is simplified; some countries use as many as nine variables.)

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The second opening of Japan

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TOKYO—US President Barack Obama is visiting Tokyo at a unique moment in my country’s history, with Japan’s economy moving onto a stable new growth path that will take full advantage of its geographic position. Japan no longer considers itself the “Far” East; rather, we are at the very center of the Pacific Rim, and a neighbor to the world’s growth center stretching from Southeast Asia to India.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ways to perk up coco industry

As worldwide demand for coconut products is increasing, Philippine leadership in the industry is diminishing. This despite the fact that Philippine coconuts are still reputed to yield the sweetest juice and meat.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Stop paying debts we don’t owe

An independent expert of the United Nations Human Rights Council has called for the cancellation of Philippine debts and asked for grants, not new loans, to fund reconstruction efforts for “Yolanda”-stricken areas. Pointing out the effects of foreign debt on the full enjoyment of human rights, Cephas Lumina put to task both government and international financial institutions. His call, sounded with a sense of urgency, should serve not only to chasten the lenders; more importantly, it should prompt President Aquino to abandon his and the previous administrations’ policy of prioritizing debt payments over social spending.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Reflections of a Facebook user

The Youngblood articles “Why I do not use Facebook (anymore)” (Opinion, 3/6/14) by Audrey Dacquel and “Unfriend” (Opinion, 3/18/14) by Cindy Paras Sicat were enjoyable and relatable reads that made me reflect on my Facebook habits. I then recalled a Rina Jimenez-David article some years ago, where she said that a social networking site gives the user a chance to make his existence in this world acknowledged by others (or something to that effect).

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

GA case purely legal and factual

I write in reaction to the news article titled “Delfin Lee to ‘tell all’ at Senate hearing” (Second Front Page, 4/7/14).

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Talking to Janet

There is no question that controversial businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles should “tell all”—that is, testify to everything she knows about the pork barrel scam she is alleged to have masterminded. But should Justice Secretary Leila de Lima broadcast details of her ongoing negotiation with Napoles to the entire world? The prudent thing to do, for legal purposes and for political reasons, would have been to issue a simple statement, that they were in talks, and then to leave it at that.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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