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Continuing catharsis

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It has been tumultuous year, 2013 was, full of so much drama. And Yolanda was a tragic year ender with its impact setting the pace for the new year. It seems to me that 2014 cannot but reflect a continuing catharsis. Too many firsts had begun in 2013, too radical have been the beginning of [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

If P-Noy wants to keep his pork, pass FOI bill

President Aquino needs to abolish the pork barrel system, but if he is so desperate to keep his pork barrel, then at least he should push Congress to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill. Isn’t the main purpose of the proposed FOI law to ensure transparency in government transactions and prevent the misuse of public funds? Isn’t the proposed law intended to foster good governance? So whether President Aquino wants to keep his pork barrel or not, isn’t it quite obvious how important and necessary an FOI law is?

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Reconstruction czar required

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After a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Aquino approved in principle a three-stage reconstruction plan for provinces devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” But three weeks after the storm struck land in Eastern Visayas, there was still no one in charge of the colossal rehabilitation job.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The day government disappeared

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When the most powerful typhoon ever to hit this star-crossed archipelago in living memory slammed into Leyte—was a day the government disappeared.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No, we are not stupid either

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I wonder why many can lie outright, disguised in words that make the lie not entirely libelous, and then get shocked when confronted. Many P-Noy haters go coy and say, “No one ever accused P-Noy of being a thief.”

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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