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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 »

President faces hard questions in Europe

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President Aquino embarks on a five-nation trip to Europe and the United States from Sept. 13 to 24, officially tagged as a bid “to enhance diplomatic relations and attract trade and investments.” The trip comes a year before the end of his six-year term in 2016.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aquino-SC standoff dangerous to balance of power

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President Aquino remains elusive about whether he would seek an extension of his single six-year term beyond 2016 as controversy smolders over the issue of constitutional change.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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