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Latest poll gives Aquino some relief

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Hounded by falling ratings in opinion polls over the past six months, the Aquino administration expressed relief at the rebound of its numbers in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which showed marked increases in the President’s approval figures nationwide in the third quarter, across all classes and regions, notably urban poor areas.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pulse Asia survey emphatic ‘no’ to term extension

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A recent survey found that six out of every 10 adult Filipinos, or 62 percent, do not want a second term for President Aquino should the 1987 Constitution be amended.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ambivalence

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I did say you couldn’t just dismiss P-Noy’s “I hope it’s not me” as a joke, and his statements in Brussels the other day confirm it. Those statements, made before Pinoys in that country, show the quandary he is in and the ambivalence he feels in the face of it. He is of two minds about it, and you don’t quite know which one will win out in the end.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rot in the system

Loyalty has its merits, sure. But President Aquino would have to forgive the public if it rolls its eyes at yet another instance of him peremptorily dismissing concerns about the performance of a subordinate. This time, public anger has been directed at Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima for the spate of brazen crimes that show not only a breakdown of law and order but, even more alarmingly, the involvement of police officers themselves in criminal activities.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is President serious about term extension?

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President Aquino took off Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe, leaving the home front in turmoil over whether he would seek another six-year term after the end of his administration next year.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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