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Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

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By December, the European Union will decide on the status of the Philippines as a noncooperating third party in its campaign against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF).

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial

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We stood in front of Trinity Church, looking across Broadway and down Wall Street to the East River. This fabled street is not even a kilometer long and is just two lanes wide. The skyscrapers on each side of the street keep it, perhaps fittingly, covered in shadows.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Evaluating and grading governance

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To say that governance in our country leaves much to be desired is one great understatement. This is true for both the national government as it is for local government units (LGUs). At the national level, principal offices of the executive, legislative and judicial branches are periodically covered by the opinion surveys of SWS and Pulse Asia. These serve to update the citizenry on the approval and trust ratings of the respective heads of the three branches of government.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Embracing ‘The Third Wave’

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One night saw me watching and listening to the performance videos of Charice Pempengco.

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

Random thoughts on historic synod

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Clouds gather over St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, has just finished attending the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops convened by Pope Francis, and shares his thoughts.  AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI

I have just finished attending the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, convened by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. It is my duty, as president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and as a synodal father, to share with you these thoughts at the conclusion of the synod.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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