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Charter change: Why Beijing Would Love It

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The push to amend the Constitution is underway. The focus is on watering down and eventually nullifying the so-called nationalist provisions of the charter, which, proponents claim, constitute the central obstacle to sustained growth. The pro-charter change lobby in Congress derives its inspiration from economists such as Gerry Sicat, who, as head of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) during the Marcos dictatorship, presided over one of the most disastrous periods in Philippine economic history, and Bernie Villegas, the free market ideologue who is the toast of the foreign business community.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Inspired choices

A Chinese journalist and a Chinese environmental leader are inspiring choices for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

PH sports realities

Luis Gabriel Moreno’s golden triumph in the recent Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, once again proved the Filipino athlete’s ability to provide the country with a celebratory mood across social, economic and even political lines.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Militants’ deafening silence

Bayan Muna and several activist groups constantly hold rallies near the US Embassy, Roxas Boulevard, where they block a whole stretch of the road going south. As a commuter, I am disgusted with these groups for causing inconvenience and discomfort to the public, most especially to commuters and motorists.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Hawks vs doves

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His name doesn’t ring a bell for many here. Friends scratch their heads and mutter: “Kishore—who?”

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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