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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 »

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 »

Extraordinary secrecy

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Extraordinary secrecy surrounded the surrender of Janet Lim-Napoles to no less than the head of state, President Aquino, on Wednesday night. Tagged by the government virtually as the country’s public enemy No. 1, Napoles thought it was beneath her dignity to surrender to lesser authorities after eluding arrest for two weeks…

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

March was a letdown

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The “Million People March” called to protest the misuse of the congressional pork barrel fund proved to be a disappointment in more ways than one.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The COA report: The blame game begins

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President Aquino has responded to the snowballing public demand for the abolition of the pork barrel system, with a resounding hedge.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Congress draws ‘no trespass’ line

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Congress has drawn a “no trespass” line on the sand in the inquiry into the alleged diversion of P10 billion of its pork barrel fund to organizations headed by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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

The farce at Customs

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In his fourth State of the Nation Address, President Aquino claimed that his administration “uprooted the culture of corruption that seemed firmly entrenched in our public institutions” in a record time of three years, and touted it as one of his achievements in the economic, political and moral transformation of Philippine society.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Kiss of death in 2016

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Four days after President Aquino delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address on July 22, Pulse Asia released the results of its June 20-July 4 survey that showed the President and Vice President Jejomar Binay continuing to enjoy high approval and trust ratings from a large majority of Filipinos. According to the survey, Binay [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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