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Doubts on ‘daang matuwid’

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Malacañang disputes recent survey results showing that only three of 10 Filipinos believe President Aquino has delivered on his promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path).

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

Thinking out of the box about the power shortage

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There are two difficult things about the move seeking emergency powers for President Aquino under Section 71 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), to deal with the impending shortage in electricity expected in the summer of 2015. The first is that the conditions leading to such “emergencies” have been known and identified since 2012. And the second, the use of such emergency powers to lease 300-350 megawatts of diesel generator sets does not guarantee that the same “emergency” will not recur after 2015.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Latest poll gives Aquino some relief

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Hounded by falling ratings in opinion polls over the past six months, the Aquino administration expressed relief at the rebound of its numbers in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which showed marked increases in the President’s approval figures nationwide in the third quarter, across all classes and regions, notably urban poor areas.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The sustainability of reforms

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Can the reforms of the Aquino administration be sustained beyond 2016?

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Tuwid na daan’ going in circles

I hope President Aquino reads the Inquirer every day, especially its editorial, because after over four years on the job, it looks like he could use some real, down-to-earth and more sensible remedial inputs than what he probably is getting (or not getting) from his advisers.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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