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Bilibid and the military

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Two events occurred this week which, taken together, are as unrelated as you can get, but I hope to connect the two before we reach the end of this column.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Congratulations are in order

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“Ruby” has come and gone, and in her wake she has left a country and its government in receipt of congratulations from the international community.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ona is not, never will be, a politician

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Consider the following: The chief of the Philippine National Police, Alan Purisima, was placed under preventive six-month suspension by the Ombudsman two days ago, on the basis of an anomalous multimillion-peso contract that the PNP awarded to a courier service sometime in 2011. The transaction has been under investigation by the Ombudsman since July, and she cited the reasons and the facts that led to the conclusion that it was anomalous.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Disastrous for the economy

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It was a disastrous third quarter for agriculture, hunting, fisheries and forestry (AHFF), according to the latest National Income Accounts estimates—a minus 2.7 growth rate (meaning a contraction). Disastrous for whom?

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why wheels of justice grind ever so slowly

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So the question is: Why did it take the Sandiganbayan18 years and eight months to come to the same conclusion as the media did? I understand there is the right to due process, etc., etc., but this is obviously ridiculous.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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