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Rot in the system

Loyalty has its merits, sure. But President Aquino would have to forgive the public if it rolls its eyes at yet another instance of him peremptorily dismissing concerns about the performance of a subordinate. This time, public anger has been directed at Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima for the spate of brazen crimes that show not only a breakdown of law and order but, even more alarmingly, the involvement of police officers themselves in criminal activities.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Books and privacy

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What books are significant to you? Facebook introduced this challenge to get people engaged and read the advertisements that boost its revenues. Facebook friends ask the same intrusive question to get people to disclose a bit more about themselves. Don’t think too hard, they ask, just give a list.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why is LRT common station 6 cities away?

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded the contract for the LRT line from Baclaran to Cavite to the consortium of Ayala Land and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. However, the construction of the common station where LRT1 on Rizal Avenue, MRT3 on Edsa, and the new MRT7 from Bulacan through Commonwealth Avenue to Edsa will meet was not included because of a temporary restraining order issued by the Supreme Court. MRT7 will be built by Ramon Ang’s San Miguel Corp.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hope springs eternal

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I was curious to see how Jojo Binay would answer the charges being hurled against him at the Senate and postponed writing first thing in the morning last Monday, as is my wont, to listen to him. He was supposed to talk at 2 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center. His camp had advertised it beforehand as a 15-20-minute thing that would be “presidential” in tone and style. Not unlike, his spokespersons said, a State of the Nation Address.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

RPRH law is everyone’s mandate

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Now that the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law has been passed and declared constitutional, can women look forward to the fulfillment of their right to optimum health, particularly in matters maternal?

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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