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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 »

Biased ‘Analysis’

In his column titled “Inside story of Roxas’ hijacking of Revilla” (Front Page, 1/27/14), Amando Doronila once again showed his unabashed and deep-seated bias against President Aquino and high officials of his administration.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

China warned: Don’t push PH to the wall

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The strong diplomatic protest against China’s water-cannon attack on Filipino fishers on Jan. 27 in Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea was followed by an announcement by the Armed Forces of the Philippines that the disputed islet, which Manila claims as Bajo de Masinloc, would now be under the jurisdiction of the Western Command.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aquino’s attempt to revise Edsa revolt saga

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In shifting the celebration of the 28th anniversary of the 1986 People Power revolution from Manila to Cebu City on Tuesday, President Aquino undertook the revision of history: refocusing it to the role of the Aquino family in the overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship and the restoration of Philippine democracy.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The myths of the 1986 uprising

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Filipinos recall the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution Monday with marked deep disillusion over the Edsa upheaval as a catalyst of profound political and social change. Euphoria over the Feb. 22-25, 1986, event is down to zero.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Balisacan cites ‘social outcomes’ gap in antipoverty plan

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The dramatic surge in the number of unemployed Filipinos to more than 12 million in the last quarter of 2013 sent the Aquino administration scrambling for an explanation for the spiral despite its claim that the economy grew 7.2 percent last year.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Waning commitment to fight corruption worries EU

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The extent of corruption in the European Union took the spotlight recently with the publication of the European Commission’s report acknowledging that it is “breathtaking” and costs the region at least 120 billion euros ($162 billion) annually.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Stonewalling stalls social reform

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Over the past few weeks, key social reform programs designed to redistribute the nation’s wealth more broadly have stalled as the Aquino administration stonewalled against public demands for their accelerated implementation.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Beware of the anger of the Tacloban poor

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It’s back to the streets, as a demonstration was held in Tacloban City last Friday to protest the slow response of the Aquino administration to the relief and social services needs of thousands of survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas.

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

Inside story of Roxas’ hijacking of Revilla

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The expectations of most Filipinos that they would benefit from the high economic growth claimed by the Aquino administration have plunged during the previous 12 months, according to a Pulse Asia survey last December.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Economic recovery and presidential lethargy

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The Philippines ends 2013, a year plagued by nightmarish news, with its political leadership seeking refuge in complacency and short of fresh initiatives to give impetus to reconstruction plans for typhoon-devastated Eastern Visayas.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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