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7 theses in the wake of Aquino’s outburst

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The law is too important to be left to lawyers alone. Every citizen has the right to join a discussion involving legal issues, especially if the Constitution is at the heart of it. I am certain

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

DAP and its consequences

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I will hazard one reason why only the youth groups associated with the militant Left filed a plunder case against Budget Secretary Butch Abad last week; when the gaping hole at the center of their case becomes obvious even to reporters who are not lawyers, the complainants can always hide behind their mistake by pleading the exuberance of youth.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dear Butch

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I have written more than once on the integrity and competence of Butch Abad, whom I first met in the early 1980s.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The OFW as a nationalist

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In the eighth chapter of “Noli Me Tangere,” we see balikbayan Crisostomo Ibarra ride through “Manila’s busiest suburb” in a carriage.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Five assumptions about 2016

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Malacañang may not be ready to admit it, but the 2016 campaign has already started in earnest. I would like to review certain assumptions I used in previous elections, to test whether they remain valid (as I obviously thought then) or they need updating.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • World Bank promotes electricity access in Congo
  • Suspect detained in slayings of 2 Jamaica children
  • Militant solons walk out even before Aquino starts Sona
  • Aquino delivers 5th Sona
  • Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school
  • Sports

  • LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs
  • Ortiz’s homer helps Red Sox end losing streak
  • Indomitable Red Lions seek No. 6 vs Blazers
  • Archers roar past Warriors; Tamaraws clobber Maroons
  • V-League: Cagayan whips UP; NU drubs Ateneo
  • Lifestyle

  • No burgers at some China McDonald’s over food scare
  • There’s more to Barcelona than Gaudi
  • Italian filmmaker’s love affair with Smokey Mountain
  • Veronica Roth shows her main man in ‘Divergent’ trilogy
  • Huffing and puffing my way to Monet’s Giverny–on two wheels
  • Entertainment

  • What is the message of Kris Aquino’s eldest son for President Aquino on his Sona
  • ‘Lucy’ tops ‘Hercules’ with $44M at box office
  • North American box office loves ‘Lucy’
  • Alex Gonzaga in no rush for next romance
  • Mark Bautista is West End-bound
  • Business

  • BDO nets P11 billion in first half of 2014
  • Tobacco report questioned
  • Government’s ‘to-do’ list remains long
  • Biz Buzz: ‘Smuggling’ corn
  • Robbing the wrong way
  • Technology

  • PH Internet slowest in Asean
  • Marketers need to be in what Filipinos can’t live without
  • Apple, Samsung lose ground in cooling tablet market
  • China deletes Web reports on blow-up giant toad
  • Get paid for posting? Social networking’s new twist
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, July 28, 2014
  • Dream and nightmare
  • What a difference a year makes
  • Let there be freedom of choice on Bt ‘talong’
  • From Surakarta village to Merdeka Palace
  • Global Nation

  • China announces war games starting Tuesday
  • Philippines evacuates embassy staff in war-torn Libya
  • TFC, NextDayBetter unveil joint ‘next-gen’ project
  • 4 diplomatic nightmares of Aquino
  • PH Studies courses continue at troubled City College of San Francisco
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