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Revisiting the 10-point Education Agenda

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When he took the first steps in his journey to Malacañang, Benigno Aquino III presented himself to the electorate as the “education president.” His “Ten Things I Will Fix in Philippine Basic Education” campaign speech resonated so well that it is now known as the Department of Education’s “10-Point Basic Education Agenda.”

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

This time, beware of snowballing

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I will not talk of the legal grounds over which the “impeach the President” movers are scrambling. I am part of the vast majority of “nonlegalistic” persons: TV-watching, reading, understanding enough to know what’s going on, but not knowledgeable enough to write one word on the intricacies of the law and the Constitution.

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

The EU and Asean: natural partners

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Daily headlines in Southeast Asia speak about the region’s impressive economic achievements. More and more they also focus on security tensions, including those in the South China Sea.

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

Are we as stupid as gov’t thinks we are?

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Given the efforts to counter growing public disgust as well as to perfume the President from the stench gradually enveloping his public persona of a squeaky-clean Dudley Do Right, for the campaign to work hucksters assume that the public can indeed be fooled.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Alienating youth from Edsa

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The uproar over Imelda Marcos’ selfie with Ateneo de Manila students flashing “V” signs at the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation’s 40th anniversary might not imply that present Ateneo students are vapid and superficial.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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