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Laws long overdue

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Time is running out for President Aquino who many hope would be the one to succeed in getting Congress to pass critical laws long languishing in the legislative mill, for lack of support or political will among those supposedly tasked to uphold our best interests. With the President’s fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) having launched the second session of the 16th Congress on Monday, many remain hopeful, but many have grown cynical as well. This comes from the prospect that our legislators’ attention, already diverted by the pork barrel scandal, will be further shifted away from legislative work by the impeachment move against the President. Besides, many already have their eyes set on the 2016 elections, though still almost two years away.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Monsod required reading for columnists

There has been a welter of comments on President Aquino’s handling of the controversy over the Disbursement Acceleration Program, but there had been no qualified explanation to the Filipino people of the issues involved until Solita Monsod came out with her column titled “SC’s DAP decision and PH’s budget process ” (Opinion, 7/19/14).

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The Sona and the 100-millionth Filipino

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On this day, the 100-millionth Filipino will be born, officially making the Philippines the 12th most populous country in the world and, in the words and contention of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): “presenting both challenges and opportunities.”

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Transparency and accountability

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We’re going to hear the President’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, and every Juan, Maria and Jose are gearing to give their two cents’ worth of opinion on every single thing he will say. Which is good. Everyone is involved.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘What’s the latest?’

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To the common question “What’s the latest?” I feel pleased that someone is interested, but also disappointed that he/she didn’t check the SWS website first.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • SMC confirms breakup talks with Tan camp
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  • Sona draws cheers, jeers, indifference from netizens
  • PH Internet slowest in Asean
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  • Opinion

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  • Still defending DAP
  • Laws long overdue
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