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Why not a second term?

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The 1987 Constitution provides that the president and vice president should be elected by direct vote of the people for a term of six years beginning at noon of June 30 following the day of the election and ending at noon of the same date six years later. The President shall not be eligible for reelection.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revisiting ROTC

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First of all, we take great pride in the recent appointment of US Navy Captain Ronald Ravelo as commander of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Coup d’etat

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The phrase “coup d’etat” is of French origin and means “a blow against the State.” It consists of sudden and decisive strokes, usually unconstitutional, and at times accompanied by violence by which the existing structure of government is drastically altered.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

From Surakarta village to Merdeka Palace

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In the presidential election held last July 9, a former furniture maker from Surakarta in Central Java, Joko Widodo, was declared the winner over retired general Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo was once married to Siti Hediati Suharto, daughter of the late Indonesian strongman who ruled the nation for some 30 years after the fall of President Sukarno.

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

AFP revolving door swings into action

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Easily the most famous door in the land is the one that leads to the office of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) chief of staff.

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

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