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MRT 3 fiasco dwarfs pork barrel scam

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The government is about to complete the buyout of MRT 3, the elevated rail system running above Edsa. But wait a minute, look at its background first.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

More jobs for Filipinos coming

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Like the US Cavalry coming to the rescue of pioneers being attacked by Indians, Sen. Bam Aquino is coming to the rescue of Filipinos under siege by the lack of jobs.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lawmakers are suddenly shy

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Members of Congress have suddenly become shy with the appearance of more and more names of lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries, and other government officials in the lists of public servants who allegedly received kickbacks from Janet Lim Napoles, the purported mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam. Public servants who used to covet invitations to media forums now turn down these invitations intended to give them an opportunity to defend themselves. They are content with issuing press statements in their defense, which are dutifully published by media outlets—but they do not want to be questioned by journalists at press forums.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why the Charter should not be amended

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The reply of the Supreme Court to my Feb. 24 column on a 26-year-old homicide case was published here last Monday, with no comment as requested by Theodore Te, court administrator and public information chief. Still, I cannot help but be curious about why eight Court of Appeals justices inhibited themselves from the case one after another. The eight brave and honorable justices did not say why.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Don’t blame Manila, blame the truckers

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Commuting in Manila has been a breeze in the last four days since the city imposed the expanded truck ban. The drive from Quezon City to Manila, which used to take me almost two hours, now takes less than an hour. My route crosses some of the streets used by the trucks in going to and from Port Area. If you ask the commuters their opinion on the truck ban, they would say that it is heaven-sent. But if you ask the truckers, they will say that it is evil itself.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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