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It won’t go away

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Edwin Lacierda does not want Al Vitangcol to go on leave and says Vitangcol has earlier done that to give way to an inquiry. Which is all very fine except for one thing: Vitangcol is the general manager of the Metro Rail System, and the one that conducted the inquiry where he went on leave was the Department of Transportation and Communications itself. Naturally, it found him innocent of the crime.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Abomination revisited

The Supreme Court decision to suspend the ongoing trial of former Armed Forces comptroller Carlos Garcia for the lesser crimes of direct bribery and money laundering is a welcome development, a kind of stopping of a runaway legal clock.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

‘Cashless’ payments

Another tool to eliminate bribery and theft in government transactions with citizens, be they individuals or corporations, is within reach.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Tracking private sector integrity

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Part of the good news from the 2012 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption is that the proportion of executives solicited in the past year for a bribe, in connection with a government transaction, is at 48 percent, a record low in this series of 10 surveys since 2000.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

In the shadow of abductors

If I were a parish treasurer who gets away with habitual traffic violations by paying bribes to traffic enforcers using not my own money but that of the parish, then I am a lawbreaker, briber and a thief. But why call me a thief when I used the money to enrich traffic enforcers and didn’t keep any of it? It’s because, I spent and diminished the parish’s fund for my selfish interest of getting away with violating traffic rules.

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Holy see

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Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos says he welcomes the chance of going to the Senate to clear his name. In fact he wants to deliver a privilege speech there. He won’t educate the senators, he quips, he’ll convert them. Well, he has already had too many privileges in life for anyone to wish to [...]

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dealing with the ‘Pajeros’

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The first clarification that has come out is that it seems that the vehicles were not Pajeros after all. Rather they were different types of utility vehicles. Or, what were given were not vehicles at all but money for the purchase of unspecified vehicles. Nobody seems to be talking of ambulances or pick-up vehicles intended [...]

Posted: July 11th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bishops also have feet of clay

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It is now becoming increasingly clear that bribery was an underlying practice of the previous administration. Congressmen were routinely bribed with pork barrel and with shopping bags filled with cash when they went to Malacañang for meetings, and now with ambulances. Business interests were made to overprice projects so government functionaries could get kickbacks. Fertilizer [...]

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Tackling bribery

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Bribery is a modern-day scourge on international trade. At a time when so many people are struggling through an economic downturn, bribery is a very real disease threatening our prosperity. It poses a serious challenge to the development of economies and contributes to market failure. It distorts competition, damages free enterprise and blights business. It [...]

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

For shame

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WHY SINGLE us out?” ask the bishops. Let me count the ways. One, because there are no others. They are not being singled out, they stand out singly as the ones who received those gratuities from the PCSO during the years 2008-2009. Or so according to the Commission on Audit in its report on that [...]

Posted: July 5th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

About episcopal Pajeros

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For the moment public attention has shifted from the RH Bill and the proposed Divorce Bill. Media attention is now on allegations made by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office that the previous administration had authorized the gift of Pajeros to various church leaders. Issues of constitutionality have been raised as well as allegations of bribery [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No ticket, no bribe

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A GOOD friend recently came home after spending 10 long years in the United States. Three days later, she was pulled over by traffic cops for swerving. After failing to logically explain that she had violated no traffic rules, she ended up giving “snack money” to the police. Fortunately I have not had to do [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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