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Reforms = jobs

The desire of the Aquino administration to ensure that its actions are corruption-free and can stand up to scrutiny is backfiring. Half of its term is over but there is so much yet to be done to restructure the economy for it to generate the jobs required to reduce poverty. And we’re not even mentioning the stalled projects under the flagship Public-Private Partnership program.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

How to fight corruption the ‘SSSS’ way

Here is an “SSSS way,” four simple, concrete steps, to fight corruption.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Matuwid na daan’ still an inspiring but unrealized dream

I was one of the millions who watched President Aquino deliver his lengthy fourth State of the Nation Address. I expected that in the end he would make a historic and brave decision that would set off thunderous applause not just from the audience but throughout the nation.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Achievements

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A remarkable year 2012 was. In his time, President Fidel Ramos brought about some dramatic changes in the business environment—changes that to this day we are still benefiting from. He deregulated the key sectors—sectors that are now vibrant and competitive: telecom (there would be few cell phones today if PLDT had retained its monopoly), power (we’d still be having blackouts), oil and banking.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

President must go beyond his anticorruption drive

The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report cited in the news item titled “PH poverty reduction remains dismal, says UN” (Inquirer, 10/29/12) stated that “Of the seven MDGs, the country got failing grades in four—eradicating extreme poverty, achieving universal primary education, reducing child mortality and sustaining maternal health. . . On the other hand, it received favorable scores in gender equality, reducing tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS prevalence, and ensuring environmental sustainability.”

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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