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Evaluating and grading governance

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To say that governance in our country leaves much to be desired is one great understatement. This is true for both the national government as it is for local government units (LGUs). At the national level, principal offices of the executive, legislative and judicial branches are periodically covered by the opinion surveys of SWS and Pulse Asia. These serve to update the citizenry on the approval and trust ratings of the respective heads of the three branches of government.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Murder most foul, pathetic mendicancy

We cannot perhaps add anything more to the universal condemnation of, and loud calls for justice for, the grisly murder of Jennifer Laude. There is no legal or moral justification for an apparent hate crime.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Horror loop

Less than 24 hours after rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” submerged the metropolis, causing the evacuation of thousands of families and damage to many households, the floodwaters were mostly gone. The rains having moved to the north, the floods subsided, leaving behind muck and tons of garbage.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,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 »

Time for reckoning by President Aquino

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President Aquino has sought to clarify that he is not seeking reelection. But his words have not doused speculation about his wanting a second term and added more confusion to the issue.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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