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Should we amend the Constitution?

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Should we amend the Constitution? Definitely yes. Should President Aquino get an extended term?

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

Zero-based bureaucracy

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Zero-based budgeting makes great sense, and has been successful. The old days of just adding and adding without thinking are gone (and the corruption-prone system of reenacting budgets has been abolished as well). Everything has to be reviewed as to whether it makes sense, as to whether it is really needed, and is correctly funded. Anything new has to be challenged as to its relevance and need.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lawless Day

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Let me take the subject of law further forward from my column “Time for a legal revolution” (7/24/14) with a few more points to ponder.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A Sona that wasn’t

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Maybe I have the wrong expectation of a State of the Nation Address (Sona), but I’ve always thought of it as the principal occasion each year for a president to report to the people on what he has done and what he plans for the coming year.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A different kind of transport

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We were transported last Friday to a different world. Whilst transport transported no one anywhere in the gridlock that was Friday night in Makati, we went to a wonderful concert at the Ayala Museum: the “Rush Hour Concert” hosted by the museum and one of Asia’s oldest (1926) symphony orchestras, the Manila Symphony Orchestra. (Why, by the way, was it called “rush hour”? The last thing you were doing was rushing. “Stalled hour” would be a better description of the reality.)

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

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