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Proof of non-abuse

To a great extent, President Aquino’s startling challenge to the Supreme Court to reconsider its unanimous view on the unconstitutionality of the means by which the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was implemented depends on proving one thing: That the DAP funds were not abused, or used for corrupt purposes.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

What’s the difference?

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“Corruption” is commonly understood to be the use of public funds for “personal gain.” But how do we define “personal gain”? Is it limited to enriching one’s self or one’s family? What about the use of public funds to enrich one’s class?

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Make or break

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Expectedly, the reactions to P-Noy’s statement last Monday shaped up along partisan lines.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

DAP and its consequences

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I will hazard one reason why only the youth groups associated with the militant Left filed a plunder case against Budget Secretary Butch Abad last week; when the gaping hole at the center of their case becomes obvious even to reporters who are not lawyers, the complainants can always hide behind their mistake by pleading the exuberance of youth.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Careful scrutiny

We cannot understand why Malacañang refuses to make public its list of 116 projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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