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Aquino dim on ‘right candidate’ in 2016

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We have not yet heard the last word from Malacañang on whether or not President Aquino will step down when his term ends less than two years from now. Last Tuesday, he intensified speculation over his plans after 2016 when he told a gathering of semiconductor and electronic industry groups that extending his administration for another term would not be the “right solution” to sustain the Philippines’ economic growth.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The world as seen from trains

There is a stark difference between PNR rides and LRT/MRT rides. (True, in both, a commuter experiences extreme congestion and heat, or takes a risk.)

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 »

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