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Liveable cities

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We need to build better cities in the Philippines. So a few months ago, we launched a Liveable Cities Design Challenge in partnership with Asia Society, Urban Land Institute, Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Reconstruction (Assure), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Apec 2015 National Organizing Council, Microsoft, and USAID. Our dream was to start a trend toward better urban planning for cities across the country.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,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 »

A new patron for the poor

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Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world will witness today in Madrid the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva—the founder of Opus Dei—and prelate of this Catholic institution for 19 years. I had the great fortune of meeting Bishop Alvaro numerous times over a period of 30 years. Among the heroic virtues that brought him to the altar, I would like to comment on his preferential option for the poor. He was a saintly person curved out to the heart of Pope Francis, whose concern for the poor and for the spirit of poverty could be the distinguishing mark of his papacy.

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

Fighting corruption in government procurement

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The hearings in the Senate on the alleged overprice in the construction of the Makati City Hall parking building have put in the limelight Vice President Jejomar Binay, touted as the “most likely next president of the Philippines” because of his immense popularity among the masses. One of the allegations aired during the hearings was that the Binays were getting a 13-percent “commission” on Makati’s major infrastructure projects, which the family vehemently denies.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Let there be light

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We have all heard the news that Luzon will again face an energy crisis in 2015 even as the Visayas and Mindanao have been suffering rolling blackouts on a regular basis. The estimates are that we will have a shortage of 400 to 600 megawatts assuming that all existing power plants remain online—which is a best-case scenario.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Sports

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  • Chot Reyes disputes report of Gilas disbandment
  • IEM lashes out on Systema on finals V-League preview
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  • Gilas Pilipinas dissolved; Chot Reyes relieved of duties
  • Lifestyle

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook declares he’s gay
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  • Stylish Halloween best at Buddha-Bar Manila’s Halloween Fright Night
  • The watch makes its debut in the Morellato DROPS range
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  • Entertainment

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  • Fil-Aussie ‘X Factor’ champ revisits road to victory, sets goals
  • FDCP horror film fest seen as a tribute to local folklore
  • MiG notes growing PH theater audience
  • Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery
  • Business

  • WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock
  • US stocks dip as Fed ends stimulus program
  • BOC seizes P8M worth of smuggled motorcycles, chemicals, plumbing supplies
  • Wells Fargo offers customers free credit scores
  • ‘Tasty,’ pan de sal prices to go down
  • Technology

  • 9 common scams on social media
  • DOJ to telcos: Help us block child porn sites
  • Nestle Japan hiring 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines
  • Parallel Planets on print
  • Keep happy customers
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, October 30, 2014
  • A heritage of dust
  • What will they debate?
  • ‘Il viaggio continua’
  • Should Calax be rebid?
  • Global Nation

  • After 6 years, SC set to rule on Jpepa legality
  • Korean arrested after selling marijuana to PDEA agent
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  • PH urges citizens to leave Ebola-hit Africa
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