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Stranglehold

Alfred McCoy’s classic description of Philippine politics—as “an anarchy of families”—was coined in the early 1990s, but two decades later it’s even more apt and true. The results of the 2013 midterm polls have only confirmed that, while guns, goons and gold continue to play a huge part in how this country elects its leaders, a fourth element—bloodline—has the strongest grip of all on the system.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dark side

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Not all was light and hope in the last elections, there was a dark side to them. Agence France-Presse pointed it out last week. The elections also produced a “rogues’ gallery” of winners. Those rogues are:

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

DOH: Beware of those herbal medicines

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The defect in the proclamation of the winning senatorial candidates has been corrected, according to election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, who criticized the proclamation soon after the first six senators were proclaimed. Macalintal was one of the three guests at the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel last Monday. The two others were Dr. Honorata L. Catibog, director of the Department of Health’s National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and Dr. Anthony P. Calibo, also of the same center and a specialist in the care of the newborn.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A long way to go

The counting isn’t over, but this much we know now of the 2013 midterm elections: We didn’t know that much.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Do we need freedom of info law?

talk of the town, may 5, 2013

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Infographics,Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Sham opposition in an election charade?

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The campaign for the midterm elections on May 13 under the Aquino administration opened Tuesday with the proclamation of candidates for 12 positions in the Senate by two major contending coalitions—the administration’s Liberal Party ticket and the lineup of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ideologies

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The fates of two people reveal a great deal about the nature of Philippine elections in particular and politics in general.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Young but qualified

I write in response to the Feb. 2 Inquirer editorial (“Dynastic hubris”). I wish to highlight key points about Bam Aquino’s qualifications that make him fit to run for higher office.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Troubling, frightening

It’s either PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines or manual polls, says Commission on Elections Chair Sixto Brillantes, in his latest challenge to critics who continue to question the poll body’s capability to conduct automated elections this year. Brillantes had declared the mock elections the Comelec held last week in 20 voting centers in 10 areas nationwide a success, but many IT groups and citizen watchdogs are not mollified, citing the many troubling glitches and last-minute emergencies that marred the exercise.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Poe, Estrada and Maceda at Kapihan sa Manila

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What’s in a name? It can make you win or lose an election, said two senatorial candidates at the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel last Monday.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Edsa repairs may fund LP poll campaign

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Oh no, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will go ahead with its bullheaded plan to “repair” the whole length of Edsa before alternate routes are found for the thousands of vehicles that will be displaced from Edsa because of the repair work. The repairs will take two years, which means Edsa will be hell on earth for at least two years. The DPWH has been able to convince Metro Manila mayors to agree to the massive repairs, and some people have already voiced their suspicions of the reasons the mayors were persuaded.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

OVP: Binay not for Koko

We wish to emphasize that Vice President Jejomar C. Binay is supporting exclusively the candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the 2013 elections.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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