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The power problem: a Shell-driven crisis

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When Malacañang asked Congress for emergency powers to address a power crisis that it expected in the summer months of 2015, the impression given was that the country was facing a massive demand that would outrun available supply. In its request, the administration invoked Article 71 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), which states that the chief executive, “upon determination of a shortage of supply of electricity, may ask Congress for authority through a joint resolution, to establish additional generating capacity under such terms and conditions as it may approve.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Slavery by poverty

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“Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will.”

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Bibingka

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“There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.”—Albert Camus I was waiting in a restaurant at Greenbelt on Wednesday night, all by myself. My dinner companions were still in the airport, their flight from Iloilo slightly delayed. And I had to expect rush hour traffic to add to the delay. Which was a good thing for me.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

The Yolanda of our lives

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One year later. It sounds so important today, at least media-wise. We use dramatic events to create milestones – and then their anniversaries as continuing threads for more stories. Yolanda is no exception. It still is fresh enough to remember. It is the beginning of a new political season. What better motivation to use Yolanda to gain credit, or inflict blame?

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Why Japan Can’t Come to Terms with its Past

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Nearly 70 years after the end of the Second World War, Japan’s behavior in that conflict and the events leading up to it continues to cast its long shadow on its relations with other Asian countries.   The latest return of the region’s poisonous 20th century was occasioned by the recent retraction by a key […]

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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