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Shattered bamboo reeds

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“Do not look at the heavens through a bamboo reed.” Can this Japanese proverb help us sift through the May 13 elections’ mixed bag? Nobody loses an election here. Those trashed insist they were cheated.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cebu siege: Political fallout on Aquino

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The Aquino administration stands on New Year’s Eve under heavy political fallout from the power struggle with the Cebu provincial government involving the suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Agony in Cebu

THE SUSPENSION of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, ordered by the Office of the President and enforced by the Department of Interior and Local Government, is a vexing issue. The high-profile visit the so-called Three Kings of the United Nationalist Alliance paid the suspended governor did not help matters; instead of defusing the tension at the [...]

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Aquino’s brazen blitzkrieg in Cebu

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IN THE ’70s, Cebu was heroically defiant of Marcos’ dictatorship. By some quirk of fate, it is again proving to be the nemesis of a more modern type of one-man rule, this time mainly based on the power of media and with a Machiavellian expertise in manipulating laws for its vile aims.   For nearly [...]

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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