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Pendulum swing

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During the first leg of his trip to Europe, President Benigno Aquino III unburdened to a group of German businessmen in Berlin his concerns about the “overreach” of the Supreme Court’s review power.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hard to find a job, dangerous to get to work

As an MRT user—and public transportation patron, if you will—I hope President Benigno Aquino III does more to help ordinary Filipinos who depend on public transportation services to get to work or to travel in and around Metro Manila.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Supreme Court did not stop construction of coal plant

This refers to the editorial “Risky powers” (9/23/14), specifically the first paragraph that reads: “Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.”

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | 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 »

Is President serious about term extension?

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President Aquino took off Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe, leaving the home front in turmoil over whether he would seek another six-year term after the end of his administration next year.

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

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