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Tradition versus change

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It has been a wild and unpredictable four years, the kind that should be expected of a presidency that was born from a clamor for change. And change has been its centerpiece, some intended, and some erupting on its own.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

We complain

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Several days of rain in Metro Manila forced me to travel when traffic was at its slowest and most heavy, when going from Quezon City to Makati can take hours.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

The Libyan trap: A tragedy of our own making

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The primordial role of government, according to the great English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is to secure the life and limb of its citizens. I would disagree with Hobbes’ point that this is the primary role of government, but yes, I agree that providing security is one of the state’s main functions.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Judging PNoy, judging ourselves

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The President has given his State of the Nation Address (Sona).

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Ratings

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Many public officials will say publicly that they are not serving for the ratings, results of regular surveys measuring people’s sentiments about trust and performance. They will say that they will do what is right more than what is popular. Yes, most of them will say that.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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