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Backing down from confrontation

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President Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address last Monday signaled a back-down from the confrontational course on which his administration set out starting in mid-July against the Supreme Court.

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

Senate capacity unaffected by pork barrel scandal

We can’t understand how applying our antigraft laws to the pork barrel scam has become the “emasculation of the Senate,” as Amando Doronila put it in his June 23 column, considering that the chamber has thrown its support behind the administration’s anticorruption campaign from the very start.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?

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The suspicious thing about the administrative inquiry into allegations that Metro Rail Transit General Manager Al Vitangcol III tried to extort $30 million from a Czech company that had offered to supply trains for the MRT was that the Department of Transportation and Communications exonerated him even before the National Bureau of Investigation could submit a report on its own probe.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry

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In the midst of the scorching heat at the advent of Holy Week, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. brought down a storm of public wrath on the Aquino administration after he rebuked commuters at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) to take the bus instead if they cannot endure the long queues at the stations of the congested railway system.

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

Aquino sends FOI bill to death row

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The administration of President Aquino pronounced on Tuesday the death sentence on the freedom of information (FOI) bill by leaving the fate of its passage in the hands of its minions in the House of Representatives.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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